Articles By: Laura Fowler Paulus

Car insurance discounts and rebates possibilities during COVID-19

One perk of the Stay at Home order has been all the gas money and wear and tear that people have been saving on their cars. Even essential errands around town have often become ones that people opt to use as an excuse to stretch their legs and walk to. Well, it looks like you might be able to save […]

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Dr. Erb continues to see patients at Hillsboro Healthcare Clinic

Dr. Erb continues to see patients at Hillsboro Healthcare Clinic

Dr. Gregory Erb currently sees patients in Hillsboro Monday-Wednesday and then in Herington the rest of the week. Many people in Marion County are already familiar with Dr. Gregory Erb from when he worked at Hillsboro Community Hospital and the Hillsboro clinic. Last year, he switched over to Herington Hospital where he spends part of his time. The rest of […]

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Marion couple celebrates miracle pregnancy in spite of obstacles

Marion couple celebrates miracle pregnancy in spite of obstacles

Christa and Bronson Shipman, both serving on the front lines of the pandemic, dreamed of having a baby for a while before they were able to conceive. But they almost didn’t get to have their maternity photoshoot. Photo by Karrie Rathbone   Christa and Bronson Shipman had been trying for a while to get pregnant through in vitro fertilization (IVF) […]

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I highly rec’almond’ delicious shortbread bars

I highly rec’almond’ delicious shortbread bars

SpiceUpYourLife-AlmondShortbreadBars Almond shortbread bars don’t skimp on the almond flavor, with lots of almond extract and some sliced almonds on top. Several months ago, I wrote that my New Year’s resolution was to get my pantry cleaned out and organized over the course of the year. I must have somehow jinxed myself, because now that we’re staying at home and […]

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First positive case of COVID-19 identified in Marion County

Until this afternoon, Marion County has remained one of the last few counties to have a positive case of COVID-19. At 3:42 p.m.  today, the Marion County Health Department sent out a press release announcing the first case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Marion County. Testing sent to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Laboratories identified the positive case. […]

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USD 410 holds special board meeting in light of COVID-19

USD 410 holds special board meeting in light of COVID-19

  Superintendent Max Heinrichs and the USD 410 school board met on Wednesday, April 1 for a special meeting. The USD 410 School board and Superintendent Max Heinrich met online via Zoom for a Special Board meeting on Wednesday, April 1 to discuss two items. The first item on the agenda was the Resolution of the Board regarding wage payments […]

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Pair talk about odd start, end of girl’s childhood

Pair talk about odd start, end of girl’s childhood

Tammy (left) and Maddy Daniels talk about Maddy’s birth and now her Sr. year   While many school-aged children are feeling a sense of confusion and loss right now with school building closing, sports being canceled and rites of passages like proms and graduations uncertain, high school seniors probably face the most loss. And one Marion County senior and her […]

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Governor Kelly issues ‘Stay at Home’ order to all Kansans

What many people had been dreading and others had been hoping for happened over the weekend. Governor Laura Kelly issued a “Stay at Home” order on Saturday that became effective on Monday, March 30 at 12:01 a.m. Governor Kelly issued the order as part of the ongoing efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Kansas, making it the 22nd […]

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Power outage causes struggle for Marion folks

Learning a new way of living and working has been difficult on all of us, but especially for Marion residents who dealt with loss of power for three days last week. Thankfully, city officials were able to keep residents updated and work with contractors to get a solution as quickly as possible. It started on Wednesday with a power outage […]

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County commissioners hear updates on virus

The Marion County Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday, March 23 opened with an update on COVID-19 from County Health Department Administrator Diedre Serene, Marion Dr. Don Hodson and Marion County Emergency Management Director Randy Frank. Serene started off the meeting stating an emergency public health order that includes the following main points: 1. All large public gatherings of people […]

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