Category: County Wide News

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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Marion council reviews rec program function

The Marion City Council at its meeting March 30 learned more about how the recreation program in town works based on a PowerPoint presentation and other information provided by Roger Holter, city administrator. The idea in looking at the recreational program, Holter said, was to begin discussion on how to improve communications, while leveraging as many cross-operational savings as possible […]

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Cities, school districts prepare for local elections April 17

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, for the spring general city/school election with contested races in Florence, Centre, Goessel, Peabody and Marion. Tina Spencer, election officer and county clerk, said no special questions will be on the ballot this time. As of Monday, she also said that while she has had a few […]

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Skywalkers gymnasts team competes at Goddard

Skywalkers gymnasts team competes at Goddard

Pictured above are coach Rylee Yoder, Samantha Saunders, Sydney Smith, Hadlye Clark, Olivia Carlson, D’myia Cox and coach Kendra Haller. Courtesy Photo The Marion Skywalkers Team, comprised of girls from Marion, Peabody, Centre and Hillsboro, competed at the Sammy K. Ewertz Memorial Invitational in Goddard Saturday, March 14. Each gymnast competed in three events: double mini trampoline, trampoline and tumbling. […]

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Commissioners hopeful for funding of new bridge

Road and Bridge Direc­tor Randy Crawford told the Marion County Commis­sion Monday, that there’s a possibility the county could get its 20 percent share of $238,000 to build a new bridge on Alfalfa Road east of Florence from federal exchange funds. Otherwise, the county will have to add its share to next year’s budget to meet the state’s $1 million […]

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Goessel council tours new storm shelter at school

The Goessel City Council toured the new storm shelter at the elementary school during its March 16 meeting. “It’s really quite impressive,” Mayor Dave Schrag said. Schrag had already toured the shelter with school superintendent John Fast. Schrag pointed out the thick walls, as well as the metal shutters that will not allow debris to enter through the windows. The […]

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