Articles By: Jerry Engler

County moves ahead with recycling plan

Marion County commissioners Monday approved by 3-0 vote to begin an intensified collection of waste recycling materials such as plastics, glass and cans through acquisition of six Dump?sters, a special Dumpster trailer and reconstruction of the transfer station floor toinclude area for recyclables dumping. Larger cities in the county, such as Hillsboro and Marion, the commissioners said, most likely will […]

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2013 wheat crop generated record bushels in county

2013 wheat crop generated record bushels in county

Ideal conditions before and during led to a record wheat harvest in Marion County in 2013. Cooperative Grain &?Supply, with receiving locations in Hillsboro, Marion, Lehigh, Canada and Canton, took in more than 4.61 million bushels. Farmers in this area may have produced a record wheat crop, although the records to verify that aren?t all available yet. Several producers in […]

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County hands city of Hillsboro full control of its recycling center

Marion County commissioners voted 3-0 Monday to hand total control of the recycling center in Hillsboro to the city to avoid non-compliance with state regulations. Solid Waste Director Rollin Schmidt said he lacks the manpower to constantly monitor the Hillsboro site as required by the Kansas Division of Health and Environment. Commissioners Roger Flem?ing and Randy Dallke both said they […]

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Swim beaches closed for July 4

Swimming beaches will be closed, but boating at Marion Reservoir will continue for the Fourth of July holiday under Corps of Engineers guidelines for blue-green algae infestation. Tonya Richards, the county?s environmental health director, updated Marion County commissioners of the situation during their Friday payday session. County Clerk Tina Spencer said the county?s portion of regular sales tax received from […]

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