Category: County Wide News

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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Hillsboro FFA competes at Arkansas City events

Hillsboro FFA competes at Arkansas City events

These Hillsboro FFA members competed in the Job Inter­view and Ag Communi­cations career development events Feb. 6 in Arkansas City: (from left) SaRae Roberts, Kyle Unruh, Jordyn Siebert, Riley Loewen and Hannah Bartel. Courtesy photo Five members of the Hillsboro High School FFA chapter participated in the Job Inter­view and Ag Com­muni­cations career development events in Arkansas City Feb. 6. […]

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Public invited to weather safety event Feb. 19

Marion County Emer­gency Management, in partnership with the National Weather Service office in Wichita, is inviting the public to a weather identification and safety presentation titled, “Storm Fury on the Plains,” beginning at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Hillsboro High/Middle School auditorium. “The program provides severe-weather training and education for everyone,” according to Randy Frank, MCEM director. The […]

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Kaylie Waner and Adam Janzen chosen as Warrior winter royalty

Kaylie Waner and Adam Janzen chosen as Warrior winter royalty

Newly named Marion High School homecoming queen Kaylie Waner takes the crown from Tysen McMillen in preparation for placing it upon the head of King Adam Janzen during the crowning ceremony last Tuesday between the Warriors’ girls’ and boys’ games against Remington. Miran Stephenson and Madison Stephen also were candidates for queen, while Bret Voth and Seth Snelling joined Janzen […]

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Tabor College in Wichita to offer classes on selling

Tabor College in Wichita announced Friday it added sales courses as an option for three degrees. The degrees are master of business administration degree, bachelor of science in business administration degree and associate of science in business degree. Brett Andrews, executive vice president of TC-Wichita, said there is a demand for these types of classes. “We have heard from the […]

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Subdivision residents at county lake may change addresses for EMS clarity

Subject to approval by 911 Emergency Medical Services, residents living in the Wilden Subdivision at Marion County Lake will have their addresses changed to Lois Lane rather than Lakeshore Drive. The Marion County Commission voted 3-0 Monday to make the change. Commissioner Randy Dallke said that a previous commission had decided not to allow driveways on Lakeshore Drive prior to […]

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