Category: County Wide News

Commissioners call for change with Tampa EMS

Marion County Commis­sioners, during their Feb. 27 payday meeting, notified Jesse Brun­ner, Emergency Medical Services ambulance crew chief at Tampa, to resign his position. They also notified the Tampa ambulance crew to come up with a new crew chief within 72 hours. If the Tampa crew failed to comply, the commissioners voted 3-0 to have EMS Director Brandy McCarty remove […]

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Tax help available through MCDA

Barb Smith and Gayla Ratzlaff, certified Volun­teer Income Tax Assis­tance (VITA) preparers, are offering free tax help to people who generally make $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities and the elderly to file federal and state returns. To make an appointment, call the Marion County Department on Aging at 620-382-3580

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Centre plans benefit golf tourney April 25

Centre High School is sponsoring a benefit golf tournament beginning at 9 a.m. April 25 at Herington Country Club Golf Course. The event is a four-person scramble with a limit of 22 teams. Entry fee is $45 per person or $180 per team, and includes lunch and green fees. For more information or to register, contact Greg Wyatt, coordinating the […]

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Legislature takes action on numerous health-related bills

by Andy Marso KHI News Service The House and Senate passed a flurry of health-related bills before leaving Thursday for a long weekend, but the most controversial issues remain unresolved. Friday’s “turnaround” day represents a soft deadline for bills to pass their chambers of origin. That led to long work days in both chambers. The House and Senate kicked out […]

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4-H news, March 4, 2015

• The Tampa Triple T’s met at 12:30 p.m. Feb 8 for our annual potluck meeting. After enjoying lunch, a short meeting was led by the officers’ parents. Club Day was discussed. Karl Riffel gave a talk on how to set up a livestock judging notebook. Once the meeting was adjourned, a beef and a foods project meeting were held. […]

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Marion council to work with business owner to fix damages

The Marion City Council at its meeting Feb. 16 directed City Administrator Roger Holter to put together proposals regarding how a business owner and the city can work together on repairing an entrance and sidewalks. Bernice Beach, HRK owner, wrote a letter to Terry Jones, economic development director, asking for assistance in upgrading certain exterior areas of her property. In […]

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KPA names Joey Young to board of directors

The Kansas Press Asso­ci­ation has appointed Joey Young, Hillsboro Free Press majority owner, to its board of directors, effective Feb. 20 “I am very excited to represent Marion County, this newspaper group, and the entire region on the state’s board,” Young said. “It is a great honor to serve and work with such a distinguished group of journalists and publishers. […]

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Marion man facing molestation charges

A 46-year-old Marion man is charged with one count of rape, 11 counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and one count of aggravated intimidation of a witness or victim. Kenneth Newell was charged Dec. 19 and has a preliminary hearing set for 9 a.m. Feb. 27 in the 8th Judicial District. The rape charge, according to the complaint […]

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Goessel council says ‘no’ to local election changes

The Goessel City Council went on record at its Feb. 17 meeting as being against a proposal in the Kansas Legislature to move city council elections to the fall. According to that proposal, nonpartisan city and school elections would become partisan and would be held in even numbered years in conjunction with state and federal elections. Council members said such […]

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Hillsboro rec team wins league championship

Hillsboro rec team wins league championship

Pictured are, back row (from left), coach Cord Werth, Dani Klein, Sarah Paulus, Kinsey Kleiner, Addisen Ward, coach Ryan Kleiner; front row Teegan Werth, Tuesday Weisbeck, Jessica Saunders and Iris Klein. Courtesy photo The Hillsboro sixth-grade girls’ basketball team won the Marion Rec Basketball Championship Saturday, Feb. 14, with a 43-16 win over Emporia. The team finished the season with […]

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