Category: County Wide News

Marion County sees first snowfall of the winter

Marion County sees first snowfall of the winter

The first snow of the winter season, about 4 to 5 inches deep, prompted Ella Unger, 22 months old, to help her father, Matt (kneeling), and uncle Andy Thursday afternoon build a snowman near the intersection of D and Adams streets in Hillsboro. Excited to contribute, Ella patted handfuls of snow on her snowman’s midsection. Earlier, Ella’s mother, Erika, and […]

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Architect to begin planning new county building

Andy Pitts of Treanor Architects in Lawrence began planning Monday with the Marion County Commission on a proposed multi-purpose county building to be located south of the county jail in Marion. Commission Chairman Roger Fleming, who ends his term as a commissioner in January, said he wanted to see planning begun to relieve storage and rental of office buildings in […]

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City of Goessel receives holiday lights from Dexter

The Goessel City Council heard from Karen Dalke, public works director, at its Dec. 15 meeting that the town of Dexter had given its Christmas decorations to Goessel—at no cost to Goessel. Dalke said Dexter purchased new decorations this year and gave their old ones away. The decorations had been used for six years. Dalke expressed appreciation to the town […]

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Nebraska woman hurt in K-15 crash

A Beatrice, Neb., woman was injured in a two-car accident three miles south of Goessel on Kansas Highway 15 at 90th Road. According to a report by the Kansas Highway Patrol, Rachel E. Dorn, 22, was the passenger in a 2003 Chevy Venture driven by Devin F. Dorn, 51, also of Beatrice. The accident happened at about 8:20 p.m. Dec. […]

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County to lease St. Luke facility

The Marion County Com­­mission voted 2-1 Monday to lease St. Luke Clinic in Marion at a cost of $15,000 annually to house the county health department’s clinic and offices. Jeremy Ensey, St. Luke CEO, agreed to a reduction in the price, which includes utilities, if investigation shows the county would save money by paying for utilities independently. The commissioners seemed […]

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Duerksen, Hubbard release their third Amish novel

Carol Duerksen of rural Hillsboro, along with Sharon Hubbard of Lyons, have released the third book in the Kate Series of Amish novels, “Kate’s Truth.” According to Duerksen, the novel is the story of a single Amish woman whose love interest is an “English” man who owns a golf course, and whose best friend, another single English man, has a […]

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CG&S distributes checks totaling $5,444 for area food banks

CG&S distributes checks totaling $5,444 for area food banks

Pictured above are (from left): Lyman Adams, CG&S general manager; Norma Kline, representing the Marion County Food Bank in Marion; Mary Steketee, treasurer of Main Street Ministries in Hillsboro; Jennifer Stegman, MSM director; Ron Sommerfeld, Canton Ministerial Alliance; and Jim Enns, chair of the CG&S Board of Directors. Not represented in the photo is the Tabor Mennonite Church food bank, […]

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Marion home tour raises funds for city library

Marion home tour raises funds for city library

At the Christmas Home Tour in Marion Sunday, Travis and Sheila Hett talked about this year being their first Christmas together. Sheila said their tree is filled with ornaments from their childhoods, but as the years continue, it will have new memories of their lives together. Visitors attending the tour said they enjoyed seeing the many ideas displayed not only […]

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Must farmers be chemists?

by John Schlageck Kansas Farm Bureau File this under the heading of, who would have ever thunk it? What I’m referring to is the notion that today’s farmers need a prescription and a degree in chemistry to apply herbicides, insecticides and fertilizers to their land in order to grow and produce the food we eat every day. About this time, […]

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Rain turns some roads into ‘sea of water and mud’

District 2 resident John Siebert came to the Marion County Commission meeting Monday to talk about the condition of Yarrow Road following the weekend’s soaking rain. Siebert said the base of the road is “disappearing in a sea of water and mud,” but his complaint wasn’t the only one commissioners had heard. The three commissioners said they received many complaints […]

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