• Goessel ‘sensory garden’ earns contest prize

    We were inspired to explore the importance of experiencing nature through the use of our five senses by research, which shows that children are spending much less time outdoors than previous generations. Our goals for this project were to learn how nature positively affects mental and physical health, foster community and teamwork through planning and implementation, and use milk cartons […]

    Goessel ‘sensory garden’ earns contest prize
  • Trojans 11-9 with Viking sweep

    After a long-distance loss at Pratt on Monday, the Hillsboro Trojans baseball team rebounded the next day with a sweep of Smoky Valley to complete the regular season in Lindsborg. In Luke Moore’s second year as the Hillsboro head coach, he and the Trojans turned a 5-15 record in 2017 into an 11-9 record in 2018. SMOKY VALLEY— Dynamic pitching […]

    Trojans 11-9 with Viking sweep
  • HHS .500 after Smoky sweep

    Hillsboro’s softball team finished with a .500 regular-season record following a sweep of the Smoky Valley Vikings Tuesday in Linds­borg. The wins gave the Trojans five wins in the final six games for a 10-10 record. Smoky Valley jumped to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Pitcher Taylor Helmer walked the first two batters. Following a […]

    HHS .500 after Smoky sweep
  • Centre duo places fourth at state contest

    Cole Srajer (left) and Max Svoboda, shown here after winning the Marion County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in March, received $2,000 for their business pitch at the state contest April 27 in Manhattan. Centre High School’s Cole Srajer and Max Svoboda, winners of the Marion County Youth Entrepre­neurial Challenge in March, were awarded $2,000 for their business pitch at the state […]

    Centre duo places fourth at state contest
  • Goessel foundation awards $3,420 in community grants

    GCF Board members flank Rachel and Duane Goossen (middle) at the April 21 recognition dinner. Pictured are (from left) Dwight Flaming, John Fast, Peggy Jay, Rachel Goossen, Duane Goossen, Elaine Unruh, Myron Schmidt, James Voth and Carol Duerksen. The goal of the board is to raise an additional $75,000 by Dec. 31, 2020. The Goessel Community Foundation, an affiliate of […]

    Goessel foundation awards $3,420 in community grants
  • Spring Cleaning

    A reported crowd of 30-40 onlookers gathered below the spillway at Marion Reservoir on Sunday to watch workers drain the spillway area. Tory Hett, with the Corps of Engineers at Marion Reservoir, said workers were cleaning out the spillway in order for an inspection to be done. Officials said it’s been around 20 years have passed since the spillway area […]

    Spring Cleaning
  • It’s time to claim spring

    Local high schools have had a hit-and-miss affair with the spring sports season as the Kansas weather changes from warm to cold in recent days. April 10 proved to be a good day to start the track and field season as Marion hosted a Central Kansas League Track meet. Pictured at the far left is Hillsboro freshman Carson Linnens show­ing […]

    It’s time to claim spring
  • County opts to retain insurance provider

    About 20 county employees sat in during Monday’s Marion Coun­­ty Commission meet­ing to hear how the commissioners would come up with a “fair and equitable” way to handle the single and family insurance plans. County Clerk Tina Spencer said there are 90 single employees using the insurance and 17 families using the family plan. “The difference between the options is […]

    County opts to retain insurance provider
  • 50th Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale offers vehicles, food and more to raise money for world relief

    The 50th annual Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale is gearing up for this weekend in Hutchinson. The sale offers 24 hours of bidding on quilts and vehicles and tractors, purchasing crafted items, activities for kids and enjoying a variety of foods. The event’s purpose is to raise funds for Mennonite Central Commit­tee—a world-relief organization offering relief, development and peace programs in […]

    50th Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale offers vehicles, food and more to raise money for world relief
  • Goessel’s man of trails

    Goessel resident Brian Stucky uses his water dowsing tool near his residence. by Wendy Nugent Newton Now The Kansas sun of the 1870s beat down on the longhorn cattle, numbering in the thousands as they ambled along, grunting and grazing as the wind blew. Cattle as far as one could see. Cowboys on horses. A thundering on the plains. Scenes […]

    Goessel’s man of trails

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Goessel ‘sensory garden’ earns contest prize

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MHS softball just short of HOA title

May 15, 2018 at 4:35 pm

The Marion softball team handed Hutchinson Trinity its first league loss Tuesday, but with a doubleheader split, the Warriors fell one game short of sharing the league title...

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Goessel receives funding for sewer project

April 25, 2018 at 2:52 pm

City Clerk Jennifer Whitehead informed the Goessel City Council during its April 16 meeting that temporary financing has now been awarded for the sewer project. Rose Mary...

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KSU ag specialists say wheat harvest still hopeful

May 15, 2018 at 4:10 pm

Wheat across Kansas is facing a number of difficulties. Some wheat is short, some has suffered freeze damage, some were victims of extreme drought stress, but nearly all of...

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Ruiz Esparza hired as Tabor’s dean of student life

Ruiz Esparza hired as Tabor’s dean of student life

May 15, 2018 at 4:08 pm

Emir Ruiz Esparza has been hired as dean of student life, learning and formation...