Articles By: Patty Decker

Insurance company donates $3,000 to HCF

Insurance company donates $3,000 to HCF

<p>Jayson Hanschu, middle, American Family Insurance agen­cy owner, gives Todd Jost, chair of Hillsboro Community Foundation, a check for $3,000. The check was awarded to HCF as a donation in honor of the company’s 90th anniversary. Others pictured include Cynthia Fleming, HCF director, far left; and Susan Schultz, far right, and Jan Hanschu, second from right, both American Family agents.Patty […]

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County towns in holiday mood

County towns in holiday mood

>Jason Plett of the Hillsboro electrical department was part of the crew that put up Christmas lights in the downtown area. Both Marion and Hillsboro have numerous events and activities planned for the holiday season. Christmas is in the air and many Marion County towns are celebrating the arrival of Santa Claus or planning other events to add joy and […]

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Marion prepares for 17th Christmas Home Tour Dec. 3

Marion prepares for 17th Christmas Home Tour Dec. 3

his unique hearth is decorated for the season at the home of Kathy Biswell at 325 Elm Street in Marion. Now in its 17th year, the Christmas Home Tour, sponsored by Marion City Library, is one of the most anticipated events during the holiday season. Janet Marler, library director, said the tours are from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, with […]

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DEATH: Pauline Winter, 92

Pauline Winter, 92, of Hillsboro, died Nov. 21 at Mount Hope Nursing Center in Mount Hope. The service is at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, at Trinity Mennonite Church, 211 Elm St., Hillsboro. Burial is at Hillsboro MB Cemetery in Hillsboro. Visitation is from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro. Memorials may […]

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EMS director challenged on ambulance run

­­­Marion County commissioners asked EMS director Ed Debesis at their Monday meeting why a Tampa ambulance was dispatched instead of one from Marion to a possible heart attack southeast of Lincolnville. Commissioner Dianne Novak said her reason for questioning Debesis was because Tampa to Lincolnville is 18 miles as opposed to Marion to Lincolnville at 11 miles. “It was a […]

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New appraiser outlines the valuation process

New appraiser outlines the valuation process

“I want people to feel com­­fortable (regarding transactions they have with the appraiser’s office). I also want people to have a positive thought when they see us,” says Lisa Reeder, the new Marion County appraiser. Most property owners in Marion County have either received, or will be receiving, their tax statement this month. Those who don’t agree with valuation can […]

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DEATH: Johnnie Liles, 75

Johnnie Liles, 75, a former Hillsboro superintendent, died Nov. 13 at St. John’s Hospital, Tulsa, Okla. The service is at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at First Mennonite Church, 102 S. Ash St., Hillsboro. Memorials may be made to First Mennonite Church, and sent in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266, Hills­boro, KS 67063. Online condolences may be […]

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First local election in fall goes smoothly

First local election in fall goes smoothly

Lou Thurston won the competitive Hillsboro mayoral race with Charlotte Ken­nedy Takahashi by a vote of 520-200. The Marion County Commission canvassed the votes Monday, but the final number of votes won’t be available until later in the week. Even though the number of votes weren’t available at press time, the winners were, said Tina Spencer, county clerk. In Hillsboro, […]

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Patrons come to hear about wind turbine project

Patrons come to hear about wind turbine project

The Marion County commissioners recessed from their normal location in the commission room to accommodate about 30 people attending the discussion and action needed approving a conditional use permit for the Diamond Vista Wind Project. Marion County commissioners moved Monday’s meeting upstairs to the courtroom when about 30 people arrived to attend a particular portion of the meeting regarding wind […]

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Marion city council establishes local land bank

The Marion City Council, approved at Nov. 6 meeting the establishment of a land bank, a mechanism municipalities can use in returning abandoned, tax-delinquent properties back into productive use. Mayor Todd Heitschmidt and the council agreed to serve as the initial board with City Administrator Roger Holter as a non-voting city staff member. “Eventually, we would like to see the […]

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