Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 07 August 2012 16:17For one local centenarian, the secret to a long life is taking care of the body and eating healthy.
Goldie Dodson, the oldest resident at Salem Home, celebrated her 101st birthday Wednesday with a party in her honor.
“I have never really had a birthday party,” a surprised Dodson told Josh Friesen, Salem Home’s assistant to the life enhancement director.
Friesen said Dodson told him she preferred organizing birthday parties for her family than have one herself.
She was also...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 07 August 2012 16:13Marion police were called to different locations in a matter of hours early Sunday morning.
The first incident at about 2 a.m. involved three teenagers from McPherson who were burglarizing vehicles and trespassing in the 100 and 200 blocks of Elm Street.
According to Police Chief Tyler Mermis, one of the three teenagers was caught by an Officer Bryce Suffield, but the other two escaped on foot.
The investigation is continuing, but the names are being withheld because the suspects are juveniles, he said.
In the second incident, a break-in was discovered at the Ampride Store, 1225 E. Main St. at about 5:20 a.m.
Mermis said he got a call from Assistant Chief Clinton Jeffrey about the burglary and how one or more perpetrators gained...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 17 July 2012 14:42
Karen Mick, proprietor of Karen’s Hair Designs, recently celebrated her retirement with family, friends and clients after nearly 40 years working in her Lincolnville shop. More than 70 people attended the party held in her honor in the yard outside her shop. Here Mick is surrounded by, left, sister Lori Clawson of Ellinwood, mother Irmagene Goodman of Herington, Mick of Minneapolis and sister Debbie Gillett of Marion County Lake. Mick said she plans to travel with husband Steve, a pipefitting foreman, wherever his work takes him. She also intends to do volunteer work cutting hair for several nonprofit groups in Salina.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 17 July 2012 14:41Anne Phyfer, right, family practice physician at St. Luke Hospital and Living Center, talks with Karen Williams, middle, and Margaret Wilson, both of Marion, during a “meet and greet” reception Friday at the hospital’s clinic. Jeremy Armstrong, chief executive officer at St. Luke Hospital, said hospital officials continued their search for a medical doctor after Linda Skiles left the area more than two years earlier. “We are glad to have (Phyfer) here. We were looking for a long time and it was the right time for both of us,” he said. Phyfer said she is glad to have the opportunity and Marion was what she was looking for. Prior to moving to Marion, Phyfer said she was an emergency room physician at Southwest Medical Center in...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 17 July 2012 14:12Five Marion County residents were injured in a two-vehicle accident July 9 on U.S. Highway 50, according to an official with the Kansas Highway Patrol.
The drivers were Frances K. Sanders, 64, of Marion, in a 2005 Buick Rendezvous, and Denise Sue Jantz, 36, of Peabody, in a 1996 Toyota Camry.
The accident happened at 1:41 p.m. in Harvey County when Sanders attempted to make an illegal U-turn on U.S. Highway 50, about one-half mile northeast of Newton.
In his report, the trooper stated the second vehicle, driven by Jantz, then struck the driver’s side door on the Buick as it was making the turn.
Both Sanders and Jantz were taken to Newton Medical Center along with Lucille Bredemeier, 87, of Marion, who was traveling with...
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