Category: County Wide News

Homestead Senior Residences plans open house Friday

The extensive rehabilitation of the Homestead Senior Residences atrium building, 1500 E. Main St., Marion, is now complete, A ribbon-cutting is planned for 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, with an open house continuing to 6 p.m. A second open house will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. Several of the new senior duplexes developed by Homestead […]

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Unknown person steps up to help Hillsboro couple

Unknown person steps up to help Hillsboro couple

The Flaming mailbox as they found it Aug. 5. Imagine leaving home for a few hours only to return to find a flattened mailbox at the end of your driveway. That’s what happened to Les and Neoma Flaming, who live in rural Hillsboro. “Unbeknownst to us, someone had the misfortune of taking our mailbox out of use,” Neoma said. “It […]

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Two county college students receive Quail Forever scholarships

The Marion County Quail Forever Chapter presented scholarships to area students Lucas Larsen and Cole Svoboda (fourth and fifth from left, respectively) Aug. 7 at Marion Pizza Hut. Pictured with them are (from left) Dale Ehlers, Helen Reznicek, Ty Wanter and Bill Shirley. Larsen is a sophomore at Butler County Community College, where he is pursuing a degree in wildlife […]

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Area fire departments, Marion County 4-H benefit from $5,444 gift

Area fire departments, Marion County 4-H benefit from $5,444 gift

CGSdonationFireDepts Three area fire departments and the Marion County 4-H Endowment will benefit from donations received Aug. 5 totaling $5,444 from Cooperative Grain & Supply and Land O’Lakes Foundation. Pictured between CG&S general manager Lyman Adams (far left) and board chair Jim Enns (far right) are Mike Regnier, Ben Steketee and Dave Schmidt, representing the fire departments in Marion, Hillsboro […]

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Angel Food cake brings in nearly $1500

For one Marion County youth, her reason for entering an angel food cake in the project auction at this year’s county fair was for charity. Cassie Meyer said she told the auctioneers that she would be donating her proceeds to the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Wichita. According to officials at the auction, the response was overwhelming with bids in […]

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County now capable of catching sign vandals

Marion County has long sought how to catch and prosecute vandals who knock off stop signs with their cars. Now new technology in use by the sheriff’s office in cooperation with county road and bridge has resulted in an apprehension. Road and Bridge Foreman Jess Smith said Monday at the Marion County Commission meeting that a young man will be […]

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County OKs engineering contract

The Marion County Com­mission gave final approval July 31 to BG Con­sultants Inc. of Law­rence and Emporia as engineering contractor for changing Nighthawk Road at 130th north of Peabody from a right-hand curve to a couple of graceful curves. Bruce Betcher, of BG, said the project probably will cost in the six figures, with the final price dependent on a […]

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‘Day on the Farm’ back for 17th year

The 17th annual Day on the Farm will be from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Duerksen and Knepp farm northeast of Goessel. The WillowSpring Downs Derby will be back, featuring experienced jockeys from the last race, as well as newcomers. This stick horse race will probably be most appealing to children, but adult jockeys with an […]

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County officers destroy 2,429 plants of marijuana

County officers destroy 2,429 plants of marijuana

A total of 2,429 marijuana plants were pulled and cut by the Marion County sheriff’s office and city of Marion police from a field in the southern half of Marion County. The plants were transported to an undisclosed burn site. A total of 2,429 marijuana plants were discovered in the southern half of Marion County in mid-July, but because of […]

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Goessel council amends loose-dogs ordinance

The Goessel City Council, during its July 21 meeting, addressed dogs “running at-large” within the city. The council had received reports of dogs coming into town from the surrounding area. Resi­dents had sometimes felt threatened by the dogs. Some dogs have come into town numerous times. As a result, the council amended two sections of the city code pertaining to […]

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