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One building, two new businesses open in Palisade PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 21:10

Richard Steinke of Steinke Farm Services recently joined the Palisade business community. He provides on- and off-farm equipment repairs. The new headquarters are on the north end of Main Street. (Sheri Hink-Wagner | The Wauneta Breeze)


By Sheri Hink-Wagner

The Wauneta Breeze


The building on the north end of Palisade’s Main Street, owned by Andrew Ward, has new occupants, growing the Palisade business community by two.


Steinke Farm Services

Steinke Farm Services, owned by Richard Steinke, moved to Palisade at the beginning of the summer.

The company provides semi and semi trailer repairs as well as repairs on all makes and models of farm equipment. They also do welding and air conditioner repairs.

Steinke said he can also repair “catastrophic” damage to ag equipment either on the farm or in his Palisade shop.

He has a specialized T600 Kenworth farm service truck that is set up with heavy-duty equipment, allowing him to fix tractors, combines or other types of equipment in the field.

Steinke’s business may be new to Palisade, but he’s a veteran in the industry. Steinke has worked as a professional technician since 1990.

He worked several years at Fairbanks International in Holdrege as a combine mechanic. While there he attended several repair training programs at Racine, Wisc., Great Bend, Kan., and in Hastings.

He started his first shop in Holdrege in 1998. Two years later he moved it to Logan, Kan., for 11 years. Most recently, he operated Steinke Farm Services from Stratton before moving the business to Palisade.

Steinke is originally from Trenton, growing up on a farm 12 miles south of town.

The business is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT. Steinke can be reached by phone at 785-689-8462.


The Special Edition

Kay Manion opened The Special Edition three weeks ago in Palisade. The shop specializes in reasonably-priced handcrafted gifts.

Manion’s passion is creating one-of-a-kind gifts and happily accepts orders for custom projects. She will create custom shadow boxes for babies, weddings or birthdays as well as customized crafts. The shop also offers dolls and jewelry.

Manion grew up in St. Francis, Kan., and has experience in business management, retail and graphic design. She has also been involved in the communities where she’s lived.

Manion has worked for Steinke for 14 years and moved to Palisade when he asked her to come back to work for him. The Special Edition is located inside the Steinke Farm Services building.

The shop is located inside Steinke Farm Services and Manion is a long-time employee of the farm service company. She can be reached by phone at 785-332-4574.


Kay Manion opened The Special Edition in Palisade a few weeks ago. It is located just inside the Steinke Farm Services building on Main Street. The shop handles dolls, handmade gifts, jewelry and custom shadow boxes or arrangements. (Sheri Hink-Wagner | The Wauneta Breeze)