Written by Hillsboro Free Press Friday, 29 March 2013 14:20Physician Paige Hatcher has joined the medical staff at St. Luke Hospital in Marion. She will begin her practice at the St. Luke Physician Clinic in October.
Hatcher practices full-scope family medicine, including pediatrics, women’s health, mental health, injury care, management of chronic disease, preventative medicine and geriatrics.
“We’re extremely pleased to announce the arrival of Dr. Hatcher,” said Jeremy Armstrong, chief executive officer. “Her training in both family...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 12 March 2013 14:05
The Marion County Department on Aging is offering assistance to individuals in the county to file taxes and Low Income Energy Assistance Program applications.
Gayla Ratzlaff, department coordinator, will be available Monday through Friday in Marion to help individuals file for Homestead and Food Sales tax refunds, plus LIEAP assistance applications.
To make an appointment, call 620-382-3580.
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 12 March 2013 14:05The Marion City Council reviewed its options Monday regarding property at 401 N. Roosevelt and whether to set a public hearing on razing the structure or bringing it up to city codes.
Marty Fredrickson, public safety officer, said a petition was filed against the property, owned by Ray Lindgren, by several surrounding residents.
In the petition it was stated: “(the property) has been a haven for drug activity in the last several years, it is an eyesore and it devalues our property.”
Substantiating claims by neighboring people, Fredrickson provided photographs of the outside of the house, but not the inside because that would require permission from the owner.
“I am aware of the integrity of the water, sewer, gas and electric...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 12 March 2013 14:04A small group of Marion County residents attended a town meeting Saturday at the Marion County Lake hall to talk about concerns, offer suggestions or hear updates from Commissioner Dan Holub.
Several people asked questions regarding the county lake and what the county could do to help with signage, potential dangers at the shoreline and speeders.
One person asked about street signs and why the county can’t help with maintaining them for economic development with respect to tourism.
Lake Superintendent Steve Hudson said Ed Riffel has been volunteering his time to remove the street signs around the lake area and repaint them.
Riffel has also painted the sign posts, he said.
“We have dangerous logs out on the shoreline that are...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 05 March 2013 14:25St. Luke Living Center in Marion has been recognized as one of the top nursing homes according to a recent study by U.S. News & World Report.
For the study, U.S. News collected meaningful data and ratings about nearly every nursing facility in the United States, and built from them a searchable database designed to highlight the highest-rated homes likely to meet each user’s needs.
The data behind the Best Nursing Homes study comes from Nursing Home Compare, a website run by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS sets and enforces standards for nursing homes enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid, as most are.
The agency also collects information from states and individual homes and assigns each home a rating...
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