• Wear approved eyewear, eye doc warns

    Mark Abrams Optometrist Mark Abrahams, who sees patients two days a week in Hillsboro, has advice for those who plan to watch the solar eclipse on Aug. 21. “Even when (the sun) is partially exposed, looking at it can cause thermal burns in the back of your eye,” Abrahams said. “It’s just like shining a laser in your eye.” He […]

    Wear approved eyewear, eye doc warns
  • Candidates for governor’s seat sprouting early

    Democrat Josh Svaty, former Kansas Secretary of Agriculture from Ellsworth, made stops in Marion County earlier this month as part of his 105-county tour of Kansas as he seeks to be elected governor in 2018. by Stephen Koranda Kansas News Service A year from now, Kansans could be in the middle of the biggest primary battle for governor in recent […]

    Candidates for governor’s seat sprouting early
  • THRESHING MEMORIES

    Antique power still at the heart of Threshing Days Goessel’s three-day festival, sponsored by the Wheat Heritage Engine and Threshing Company and the Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum, offered activities from ethnic food, fun for kids and even a ventriloquist program, but the 100-plus antique engines and tractors, large and small, attracted sizable crowds over the Aug. 4-6 weekend. Clockwise […]

    THRESHING MEMORIES
  • Internship program opens a door for opportunity

    Intern DiMitri Bowie and Marion City Administrator Roger Holter review a living document on a capital improvement project as part of Bowie’s experience with Marion city government this summer. “The internship program has been a real eye-opener,” Bowie said. “It takes so many things to run this city.” The first paid summer intern program was considered a success by Marion […]

    Internship program opens a door for opportunity
  • A helping hand for Eli

    Parents Kelley and Kristi Jantz of Burns with their four children: Eli, held by his father, in front are Connor, Addison and Dominic with his mother. “We are thankful for each day he is blessed with health in spite of his failing liver,” Kristi said. “But we have been advised, and strongly feel like now is the time ask for […]

    A helping hand for Eli
  • ‘Uncle Milt’s Shed’ makes history tangible for kids

    These girls are making their own miniature immigrant trunk by folding paper. The photo was taken in a previous year, but the immigrant trunks, and numerous other popular projects, will return this weekend to celebrate 15 years of “Uncle Milt’s Shed.” Goessel Country Thresh­ing Days returns this week with antique tractors and threshing equipment, steam-powered engines, farming demonstrations from generations […]

    ‘Uncle Milt’s Shed’ makes history tangible for kids
  • 4-H dog show on Saturday opens this year’s Marion County Fair

    The 87th annual Marion County Fair opened with the 4-H dog show on Saturday morning at the fairgrounds in Hillsboro. Three 4-H members participated in the dog obedience competition: Johnny Ziemmermann of Marion (front) and his 11-year-old cocker-chow mix, Chloe, placed second. First place went to Morgan Gaines of Peabody (back) and her 2-year-old Australian Shepherd, Hank. Third place went […]

    4-H dog show on Saturday opens this year’s Marion County Fair
  • SWIM TOWN; League meet draws 500 swimmers, nearly 2,000 fans to Hillsboro

    Hillsboro head swim coach Stephanie Moss (right) and assistant coach Kalen Moss cheer on members of the swim team during Saturday’s Mid-Kansas League Championship meet while dressed as R2-D2 and Princess Leia. Stephanie said the tradition of wearing costumes to the meet is a throwback to a former summer coach of hers on the Brookridge Swim Team, who, with assistant […]

    SWIM TOWN; League meet draws 500 swimmers, nearly 2,000 fans to Hillsboro
  • PARENTS AS TEACHERS: Read books to your youngsters

    Made from recycled materials, “Chips in a Can” helps children ages 14 to 24 months practice motor skills and eye-hand coordination by dropping small metal lids in the container. They can also develop language skills by identifying the sticker images. “Kids love this game,” said Susie Kliewer, Parents as Teachers coordinator. “Parents get tired of the sound, but it just […]

    PARENTS AS TEACHERS: Read books to your youngsters
  • St. Luke halfway to $1.5 million goal for senior home

    Architect renderings offer a glimpse of the interior, including a fireplace, near the entryway, and the exterior look of the entrance, which is part of a 1,000-square-foot addition to the St. Luke Living Center project. Mike Norris says the “Moving Forward Together” campaign is about halfway to the $1.5 million goal. With staff settling into the expanded and improved St. […]

    St. Luke halfway to $1.5 million goal for senior home

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KCAC releases cross-country, volleyball polls

August 16, 2017 at 3:57 pm

The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference has released preseason polls for cross-country and volleyball as voted on by conference coaches. Cross-country—Tabor’s men’s...

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Florence lodge will host fundraiser breakfast Sunday

Florence lodge will host fundraiser breakfast Sunday

August 16, 2017 at 4:02 pm

Les Allison (left), of Advance Lodge 114, presents a check for $2,000 to Ron Traxson, superintendent...

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McPherson County Farm Bureau annual meeting is Aug. 28

August 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm

All McPherson County Farm Bureau members are invited to attend the organization’s annual meeting planned for 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 28, at the McPherson Museum, 1111...

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USD 408 kicks off start of school with a bash

USD 408 kicks off start of school with a bash

August 16, 2017 at 3:56 pm

Marion High School cheerleaders did face painting at Friday’s Back to School Splash! in...