Category: County Wide News

Newell sentenced to 14 years

A 47-year-old Marion County man was sentenced April 20 to more than 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to sex crimes. According to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, Newell was sentenced to 177 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections by Chief Judge Michael Powers in the Marion County District Court. “Newell pleaded guilty in March to two counts […]

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Music students perform piano and voice recital

Music students perform piano and voice recital

Music teacher Anita Hancock held her annual piano and voice recital April 18 at the Performing Arts Building in Marion. Pictured are these performing students: front row (from left), Anderson Waddell, Mia Spencer, Iliana Craft, Kaelynn Metro, Shaliah Ensley, Alyera Koehn; middle row, Cooper Bailey, Abi Bernhardt, Cadence Craig, Abby Wesner, Grace Hett; back row, Cade Harms, Jayden Spencer, Emily […]

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Bud Druce named as Schmidt’s successor

Bud Druse, former road and bridge foreman, was named transfer station, recycling, noxious weed and household hazardous waste director Monday by the Marion County Commis­sion. He will succeed Rollin Schmidt in that position. Commission Chairman Dan Holub said Druse will start in one week at a position pay rate of $20 an hour. He will be required to secure additional […]

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HHS music students fare well at state

Band and choral students from Hillsboro High School competed at State Festival Wednesday, April 15. Three judges critiqued each group and used a rubric to score them. The band, under the direction of Bruce Major, received ratings of I (outstanding), II (excellent) and II from their three judges. The Concert Choir, Men’s Glee and Women’s Glee received all I ratings […]

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4-H news, April 22, 2015

• The Live Wires-Empire Best 4-H Club met at the Canton Fairgrounds building Sunday, April 19. The meeting was called to order by president Lane Wiens. After the flag salute and 4-H Pledge, roll call was answered by “Name a county in Kansas besides McPherson;” 18 members, five leaders and 11 guests were present. After minutes from the last meeting […]

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Casey Donahew Band booked for Marion’s Chingawassa Days

Casey Donahew Band booked for Marion’s Chingawassa Days

Casey Donahew (foreground, middle) will take the stage with his band as the Saturday headliner concert June 6 during Chingawassa Days. Courtesy photo The Casey Donahew Band has agreed to headline the Chingawassa Days festival Saturday evening concert June 6. The band will enliven the quiet and serenity of Central Park with its “Red Dirt Music” mix of Southern rock […]

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County to help with Burns street project

Sometimes the county has the resources to do things more easily than the smaller towns. Marion County commissioners said Monday that the road and bridge director knows best on behalf of the city of Burns in cooperating with Mid-Kansas Coopera­tive to reconstruct gravel 10th Avenue and build turn-arounds for two-way semi-truck grain-hauling traffic. The Burns City Council told Erik Lange, […]

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Free child screening in Lincolnville April

Marion County Early Intervention Services will offer a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, April 14, in Lincolnville. Appoint­ments will be available from 9-11:30 a.m. Development will be checked in the areas of cognitive, motor, speech.language and social/ emotional. Vision and hearing also will be screened. This process usually takes at least one hour for a […]

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Updated fairgrounds kitchen could host cooking classes

Economic Development Director Teresa Huffman had potentially good news for the Marion County Commission Monday. The state will be funding a much-needed upgrade of the kitchen in the food service building on the Marion County fairgrounds in Hills­boro. The upgraded kitchen will provide more space for the state-sponsored cooking class she coordinates, which is getting too big for the kitchen […]

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4-H news, April 8, 2015

• The Tampa Triple Ts met March 8. Roll call, which was “What are your plans for spring break,” was answered by 11 members, two leaders and five parents. Talks were given by Reece and Addie Berens, and Dylan and Carly Deines. We had several members participate in Club Day. They were Reece and Addie Berens, Hanne McDermott, Isabel Rziha, […]

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