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    The Hein family harvest crew takes a break for a late afternoon lunch. Seated from left are Ed and Margaret Hein, son Dean, granddaughter Amanda and husband Brian Jaworsky of Newton, with young daughter Amanda. Wheat harvest never grows old for Ed Hein, who’s seen his share over 92 years of farm living. “Oh, I look forward to harvest,” he […]

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  • Homburg ready for top hat as new USD 408 super

    Aaron Homburg is the new superintendent at Marion USD 408. He has served in administration the past 13 years at USD 399 Natoma-Paradise-Waldo. He said his primary goal is to build upon the tradition of success already in place in Marion while continuing to put kids first. When it comes to the proverbial wearing of hats, Marion USD 408’s new […]

    Homburg ready for top hat as new USD 408 super
  • Volunteers unite for 4th annual Scott O’Dell and Steve Hett Memorial Youth Day

    About 41 youth between the ages of 8 and 15 turned out Saturday for the fourth annual Scott O’Dell and Steve Hett Memorial Youth Day at the wildlife area at Marion Reservoir’s French Creek Cove. The event was sponsored by Marion County Quail Forever, the Kansas Depart­ment of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. Participants […]

    Volunteers unite for 4th annual Scott O’Dell and Steve Hett Memorial Youth Day
  • Hillsboro to seek $3.9m bond package for streets

    The Hillsboro City Coun­cil at its June 6 meeting authorized staff to initiate a bond financing package for street projects estimated to cost around $3.9 million. The list of bond issue projects include: • First Street from Adams to Wilson, replacing asphalt with 6-inch concrete; • Wilson Street from First to C, replacing asphalt with 6-inch concrete and curbing after […]

  • New eco-devo director brings youthful outlook

    Anthony Roy, a native of western Kansas, is the new economic development director for Hillsboro. Economic leadership in Hillsboro is featuring a youthful look these days with the hiring of Anthony Roy as the city’s new development director. Roy, 23, was selected following an interview process led by city leaders and members of the Hillsboro Development Corp. Roy succeeds Clint […]

    New eco-devo director brings youthful outlook
  • Music, magic and fun headline annual Marion festival

    With an estimated turn­out of 2,000 fans for the Charlie Daniels Band concert on Saturday night, organizers of this year’s Chingawassa Days are calling this year’s weekend festival a significant success. “There are so many thank-yous that need to be said—to our donors, our sponsors, our volunteers, the community, the city of Marion, and everyone who contributes into making Chingawassa […]

    Music, magic and fun headline annual Marion festival
  • Latest algae bloom more toxic, less visible than most

    This sign and a closed gate greeted potential Marion Reservoir visitors at French Creek Cove this weekend following the closure of the lake Friday because of an unusually toxic blue-green algae bloom. KDHE’s next toxicity report will be released Thursday. neers office at Marion Reservoir said Mon­day they won’t know until Thursday afternoon whether the toxity level of its harmful […]

    Latest algae bloom more toxic, less visible than most
  • Marion’s Tyler Palic dominates Class 3A state discus competition

    Marion’s Tyler Palic dominates Class 3A state discus competition Marion High School junior Tyler Palic begins his rotation during the discus competition of the Kansas State Track and Field Championship in Wichita on Friday morning. Palic qualified for the finals with a throw of 167 feet, 10 inches on his first attempt in his preliminary flight. In the finals he […]

    Marion’s Tyler Palic dominates Class 3A state discus competition
  • Marion baseball reaches many firsts on the way to second place

    The Marion baseball team may have come up one win short of a Class 3A state championship in Manhattan this weekend, but this group of Warriors did accomplish many “firsts” for the local program: first outright league championship, first (and second) win in a state tournament, first state title game appearance, most wins in a season (23) and longest winning […]

    Marion baseball reaches many firsts on the way to second place
  • Charlie Daniels Band to headline Chingawassa Days

    Now in its 21st year, Chingawassa Days will bring some Southern hospitality to Marion when the Charlie Daniels Band takes center stage at 9 p.m. Saturday in Central Park. Clayton Garnica, in his third year as Chingawassa chairman, said one of the first things the committee does at the end of the previous year’s festival is to begin planning for […]

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June 20, 2017 at 11:16 pm

The Hein family harvest crew takes a break for a late afternoon lunch. Seated from left are...

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Hillsboro swim team wins Marion Triangular

Hillsboro swim team wins Marion Triangular

June 20, 2017 at 11:01 pm

Frank Wichert swims to a second-place finish in the boys’ 13-14 50-yard backstroke Saturday...

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Commission updated on eco-devo committee plans

Commission updated on eco-devo committee plans

June 20, 2017 at 11:08 pm

This pile of musk thistle was illegally dumped north of 240th by a railroad tressel near...

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Wheat yields mostly good for county harvesters

Wheat yields mostly good for county harvesters

June 20, 2017 at 10:55 pm

The Marion County wheat harvest was in full swing last week, including this combine harvesting...

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410 board OKs HES discipline policies

June 20, 2017 at 10:57 pm

USD 410 Board of Educa­tion approved the addition of discipline policies to the Hillsboro Elementary School Handbook at its regular meeting June 12. Prior to the vote, Evan...