Category: County Wide News

Wal-Mart announces plans to build store in Hillsboro

Hillsboro’s “mystery business” is no longer a mystery. Wal-Mart announced plans today for a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market at 605 Orchard Drive. It is expected to open in spring 2015. The new store will offer customers convenient access to fresh and affordable grocery products and pharmacy services, according to a corporate spokesperson. “We are pleased that a company of Wal-Mart’s stature […]

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Marion council discusses Hillsboro mystery business

Hillsboro’s mystery business made its way into the Sept. 2 Marion City Council meeting when one council member requested information about these “big box” retailers. Councilor Jerry Dieter said he spoke with Roger Holter, city administrator, about rumors of a Wal-Mart Express and said he heard a lot of gloom and doom from acquaintances around town. Dieter said he asked […]

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Marion council tables ordinance to allow special vehicles on streets

The Marion City Council at its meeting Sept. 2 tabled an ordinance that would have allowed special purpose vehicles on streets within city limits. The council determined there were still too many unanswered questions relating to licensing and use, but directed Roger Holter, city administrator, to bring the issue back at the Oct. 27 meeting. Darin Neufeld with EBH Engineering […]

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Frank encourages planning during ‘Preparedness’ month

Marion County Emer­gency Management Director Randy Frank is encouraging residents, their families and co-workers to be prepared in the event of an unforeseen emergency or disaster as part of county commissioner’ recent designation of September as “National Preparedness Month” in Marion County. “Quite simply, being prepared for an emergency saves lives, said Roger Fleming, commission chairman. “The county’s Emer­gency Management […]

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Crawford suggests train cars for bridge replacement

Marion County Road and Bridge Director Randy Crawford told commissioners at their Aug. 29 payday meeting to take a “hard look” at converting some bridges on dirt roads to low-water bridges using steel railroad cars in place of building high-dollar bridges under state requirements. After bridges on seldom-traveled dirt roads are demolished for replacement because of a state engineer’s inspection, […]

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Goessel council informed of Chisholm Trail plans

The Goessel City Coun­cil, at its Aug. 18 meeting, listened to Teresa Huffman, Marion County economic development director, explain plans for promoting the Chisholm Trail, which passes through Marion County. Kansas Highway 15 is the designated route. “The Santa Fe Trail has done a wonderful job,” she said, and suggested that the Chisholm Trail could be promoted more, too. She […]

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Marion considering golf carts and ATVs on streets

Marion might soon be offering residents another option for getting around their neigh­bor­hoods and in town. The city council discussed at its Aug. 18 meeting an option that would include golf carts and all-terrain vehicles. But council members are also seeking input from the community. Marion Police Chief Tyler Mermis presented the idea to the council after discussing it with […]

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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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