Articles By: Elizabeth Hingst

Know fact from fiction about insurance coverage

by Ken Selzer Kansas Commissioner of Insurance Taking the time to read the fine print of health, auto and home insurance policies may not always happen with consumers. But it pays to understand what you’re purchasing so there are no surprises if you ever need to file a claim. Below is a list of nine common insurance misconceptions that may […]

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How to purposefully and successfully transition to a single family income

by Nathaniel Sillin Many parents face the same difficult question when raising a child. Should one of you stay at home while the other works? It’s not a question to take lightly. The decision can have emotional and financial consequences and may have a long-term impact on the stay-at-home parent’s career opportunities. It’s also a question that doesn’t have a […]

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Senior Scribbles (June 21, 2017)

hillsboro senior center Hope all the dads had a great Father’s Day. We will have Haris Zafar here at 11 a.m. June 21, and from 12:30-3 p.m. Marion Home Health will be doing foot care at the center. Show & Tell is June 23. Anyone who plans to participate is asked to bring anything to share. Our monthly birthday dinner […]

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Daily Life (June 14, 2017)

Free child screening in Marion June 20 Marion County Early Intervention Services is offering a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, June 20, in Marion. Appointments will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. At the screening, development will be checked in the areas of cognitive, motor, speech and language, and social and emotional. Vision […]

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Daily Life (May 24, 2017)

Parkview to host hymn sing Sunday Parkview Church, 610 S. Main St., Hillsboro, will host a hymn sing at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 28. Glenn and Sheila Litke will be leading the singing. Participants can request hymns of their choice. The public is invited to attend. Information May 25 about foster care KVC Behavioral Health representative Pam Loewen will lead […]

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Very little happening as deadlines near

by Rep. Don Schroeder Kansas House of Representatives The second week of veto session is much like the first. Very little is happening as the Legislature, and seemingly more the Senate, is searching for a solution to get enough votes to bring the session to a close. What is really going on is that budgets are mostly in place, but […]

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Don’t let Purdue cut USDA Rural Development funds

by Anna Johnson Center for Rural Affairs The Center for Rural Affairs has fought on behalf of rural communities for nearly 45 years. We are heartened by U.S. Depar­t­ment of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s expressions of support for rural communities during his early days in office. However, we are concerned about his current path. On May 11, Purdue proposed eliminating […]

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Marion-Florence FFAers earn district awards

Several members of the Marion-Florence FFA chapter were recognized at the South Central District FFA Banquet Monday, April 17, as district proficiency award winners. Cade Harms was the winner in the area of beef entrepreneurship. He sells registered Angus, Charo­lais, and Red Angus bulls in conjunction with his parents’ seed stock operation. Cade helps with many of the daily chores […]

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Senior Scribbles (April 5, 2017)

hillsboro senior center On Thursday, April 6, Alisha Schmidt, a physician at Hillsboro Community Hospital, will have a presentation. Esther Funk will provide entertainment over lunch on Fridays. Chair massages are the second Wednesday of each month, and this month it will be April 12. Other center activities include Marion County Sheriff Rob Craft on April 11 leading a discussion. […]

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MMS releases honor roll for third nine weeks

Marion Middle School has released its honor roll for the third quarter of the school 2016-17 year. To qualify for “high honors,” a student must attain a grade-point average of 4.0-3.7857; for “regular honors,” a GPA of 3.7143-3.5714; for “honorable mention,” a GPA of 3.4286-3.00. An asterisk (*) indicates a 4.0 average. Marion High School releases an honor roll for […]

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