Articles By: Elizabeth Hingst

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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State budget and formula for school funding loom large

by Rep. Don Schroeder Ka•sas House of Represe•tatives As we begin this week of the legislative session, the reality is that most committee work will end on Friday. After that, the planner says “on floor all day” for next week. Then, the first week of April is reserved for conference committees to meet and vote on those reports with first […]

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For USD 410 A.D., success is a team game

For USD 410 A.D., success is a team game

Robert Rempel takes a short pause in his day as activities director for USD 410 middle and high school. The man working behind the scenes to coordinate athletics and school activities has been honored for his efforts, but credits the team that works with him. As activities director for USD 410, Robert Rempel has seen his share of big wins […]

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Senior Scribbles (March 15, 2017)

hillsboro senior center We hope you moved your clocks forward and are ready for more daylight time. We will have Dr. Zafar here March 15 at 11 a.m. for hearing aid checks. Then we will have footcare with Marion home health at 12:30 p.m. Call for an appointment. We will also play bingo after lunch that day. March 16 we […]

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