Category: Breaking News

Hillsboro’s ‘mystery business’ land deal back in play

Within two months of withdrawing its option with the city of Hillsboro to purchase property in Hills­boro Heights for an unnamed Fortune 500 company, the same land agent has submitted an identical purchase agreement for the same property. The city council, following a long discussion that included input from the owners of two businesses that could be adversely affected by […]

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DEATH: Jack Quentin Summerville, 89

Jack Quentin Summerville, 89, of Marion, and a retired municipal judge, died July 10 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro. The service was July 14 at Valley United Methodist, 300 Santa Fe St., Marion. Burial was at Marion Cemetery. He was born July 2, 1925, to William and Etta Mae (Suffield) Summervill at Marion. (Due to an error on the birth […]

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DEATH: Sarita Blosser, 56

Sarita Blosser, 56, of Goessel, died July 3 at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita. ≤p≥The service was July 5 at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church with pastor Dave Plett officiating.≤p≥She was born May 19, 1958, to Vernon and Rachel (Kornelsen) Friesen at Seoul, Korea. On May 20, 1995, she was married to Donald Blosser, who predeceased her in 2006. ≤p≥Survivors […]

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DEATH: James Henry Morris, 80

James Henry Morris, 80, of Newton, and an electrician in the U.S. Army, died July 5 at Newton Medical Center in Newton.≤p≥The memorial service was at 7 p.m. Tuesday at VFW Post 971 in Newton.≤p≥He was born Aug. 23, 1933, to Elbert E. and Bessie (Bryan) Morris.≤p≥Survivors include sons Ebb Morris, Luke Morris and Bryan Morris; daughter Penny; brother Sam […]

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DEATH: Verna Epp, 93

Verna Epp, 93, former cook at USD 410-Hillsboro, died June 30 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro. ≤p≥The service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 10, at Ebenfeld Church, 1498 Kanza Road, Hillsboro, with pastor Lynn Jost officiating. ≤p≥She was born Oct. 7, 1920, to John and Minnie (Stelting) Epp in Marion County. ≤p≥Survivors include nephew John Epp of Pa.; niece […]

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DEATH: Virginia R. Schulz, 85

Virginia R. Schulz, 85, of McPherson, a homemaker, died July 5 at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. ≤p≥The service will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 11, at Trinity Lutheran Church. 119 N. Elm St., with pastor Tim Leaf officiating. ≤p≥Burial will be at the McPherson Cemetery. Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., with […]

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Peabody 4th of July fireworks and events start Friday

Children’s games, horseshoes, dog show, parade, flea market and spectacular fireworks show will highlight the 93rd annual Peabody July 4 celebration on Friday. According to Peabody officials, weekend events kick off with a dance from 9 p.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at the American Legion, 108 N. Walnut St. Admission is $5 and everyone must be 21 years […]

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Blue-green algae warning continues for Marion Reservoir

Marion Reservoir remains under a public health warning as high levels of toxic blue-green algae continue to be detected despite significant rain over the past week. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced its latest findings Friday, June 27. A public health warning indicates that water conditions are unsafe and direct water contact should be prohibited. KDHE recommends the […]

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Marion Reservoir under public health warning because of blue-green algae

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced Friday, June 20, that Marion Reservoir has been placed under a public health warning as high levels of toxic blue-green algae have been detected. A public health warning indicates that water conditions are unsafe, and direct water contact should be prohibited. KDHE recommends the following precautions be taken: – Humans, pets and […]

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Fair Books now available

The 2014 Marion County Fair Books are available now. These books which include rules and regulations and entry requirements are intended for those planning to enter the fair either in 4-H or Open Classes which also includes the parade and Demo Derby. The Fair Tab appearing in the Free Press is intended for those planning to attend the fair. It […]

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