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With gratitude they paint

With gratitude they paint

Three Marion County volunteers—Joy Waldbaurer on scaffolding, and Skye Young (foreground) and Alyssa Young on the ground—have begun repainting the huge American Flag mural at Liberty Park in Marion. Two adults and one child have volunteered to touch up the American flag mural at Liberty Park in Marion. Joy Waldbauer of Dur­ham and Skye Young of Hillsboro and her granddaughter, […]

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Art, in an abstract sense

Art, in an abstract sense

The artist Shin-Hee Chin with her watercolor work, “The Bridge,” now on display at Pioneer Bluffs near Matfield Green. “I want my art to be a bridge between my Christian faith and the secular world, using art as a medium,” she says. An exhibit of mixed-media paintings by Shin-hee Chin is on display through Sept. 29 at the Gallery at […]

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Comeback journey

Comeback journey

After a trying year of challenges, Luke Moore is grateful to friends and the community for the support that helped him endure his battle against Ewing sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. The scar on his right knee is from the surgery to remove the tumor behind his knee and replace inches of his tibia with 4-inch titanium rod. The […]

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Loewen appointed to fill term on Hillsboro council

Loewen appointed to fill term on Hillsboro council

Membership of the Hillsboro City Council changed at the July 1 meeting. In the left photo, East Ward representative Marlene Fast receives a plaque from Mayor Delores Dalke following her resignation after three years of service. The Hillsboro City Coun­cil took on a new look with a transition of membership during its July 1 meeting. The council accepted the resignation […]

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Fair board encouraging advance carnival tickets

The Marion County Fair Board is encouraging people to order advance tickets for the Fun Time Shows Carni­val that will be on site for this year’s fair, July 23-26 in Hillsboro. The sale of advance tickets will improve the chances of the carnival returning next year, according to Kelli Savage, fair director. Savage describes Fun Time Shows as “one of […]

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Knak warmly received as EMS interim

It seemed like old times Monday at the Marion County Commission meeting with JoAnn Knak, former head of Emergency Medical Services, stepping in to direct the county’s EMS department until a new director is selected following the dismissal of Steve Smith last seek. Knak was greeted with warmth and relief not always seen on the part of the commissioners, who […]

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National run at history

National run at history

Kalen Moss, who will be a junior at Hillsboro High School in fall, sets up her exhibit on Lewis Wickes Hine as part of the competition in the Kenneth E. Behring National History Contest June 15-19 at the University of Maryland. Moss qualified for the event in April when she placed in the top two at the state level. Ask […]

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County communities prepare for Fourth of July festivities

County communities prepare for Fourth of July festivities

The crowd at last year’s Fourth of July celebration in Peabody await the start of the community’s well-known fireworks show. Organizers hope for another large turnout this year. Most Marion County communities started selling fireworks Friday and will continue through Saturday, July 5. In addition to individuals and families planning private fireworks displays, some communities are planning much bigger celebrations. […]

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County fair will unveil changes

The return of a carnival is one of many changes planned for the 84th annual Marion County Fair in Hills­boro July 23-26. Fun Time Shows is one of the cleanest and friendliest carnivals in the Midwest, according to Kelli Savage, fair director. “Fun Time Shows has entertainment for all ages and offers a variety of rides from gentle rides to […]

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U.S. 56 project begins south of Lincolnville

A section of U.S. Highway 56 in Marion County will soon have its surface asphalt recycled. Beginning Monday, 2 inches of asphalt will be removed from the highway and re-laid as recycled asphalt. The project will begin at the junction of U.S. 56, U.S. Highway 77, and Kansas Highway 150, then head north on U.S. 56/77 to the city limits […]

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