Articles By: Patty Decker

Food-related ?CSI? lab opens in downtown Marion

Food-related ?CSI? lab opens in downtown Marion

This building at 404 E, Main St., in Marion, former home to the St. Luke Hospital Auxiliary Shoppe, is the new home for CiboTech Lab, food analysis service launched by Dan Madgwick. Most people take for granted that the foods they buy are safe. But if a problem rises, an independent consulting laboratory specializing in food forensics is opening soon […]

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Beloved pastoral couple concludes 251?2 years at Ebenfeld

Beloved pastoral couple concludes 251?2 years at Ebenfeld

Gaylord Goertzen retired Sunday as full-time pastor at Ebenfeld Mennonite Breth?ren Church in Hillsboro. Prior to becoming Ebenfeld?s pastor 251?2 years ago, Gaylord said he first started preaching in 1975 at a small country church while still in seminary. At age 66, Gaylord said he and wife Peggy agreed it was time to retire because of health concerns related to […]

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Circles speaker promotes benefits of creative doodling for adults

Circles speaker promotes benefits of creative doodling for adults

Participants in the Sept 12. Circles community meeting in Marion doodle as they listen to speaker Windy York describe benefits of this relaxing pastime. It?s not uncommon to see people doodling during a meeting, but doodling was the focus of the Sept. 12 Circles of Marion County community meeting. Windy York of Wichita talked about creative doodling as a way […]

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Marion council OKs campaign for yard waste

Marion council OKs campaign for yard waste

Poster The Marion City Council approved a marketing campaign for yard waste disposal during its Sept. 30 meeting. The discussion started two weeks earlier when the council began considering ways to educate the public on controlling yard waste so that it didn?t end up in the city storm drain system. Roger Holter, interim city administrator, said he was following up […]

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Vet seeks home for wounded python

Vet seeks home for wounded python

Cade Moss Cade Moses, a veterinarian at Spur Ridge Vet Hospital in Marion, recently acquired a 4-month-old wounded ball python, who is now well enough for adoption. Moses said the snake was in need of care after it was slammed into a drawer and the owners couldn?t afford the care. ?I didn?t want to euthanize him for something I knew […]

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Marion turns out for annual Old Settlers Day

Marion turns out for annual Old Settlers Day

Members of the Class of 1958 share laughs while throwing candy to waiting youngsters along Marion Street. Hundreds of people attended the city of Marion?s annual Old Settlers? Day event, with this year?s theme, ?Kiwanis Club: 90 Years of Service.? Gene Winkler, Kiwanis Club treasurer, said the event is sponsored by their organization, but it wouldn?t be possible without donations […]

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One cup at a time

One cup at a time

Eight-year-old Sadie Lange hands Roman Hofer of Marion a glass of lemonade during her fundraising event Sept. 14 benefiting families in Orissa, India, by providing piped-in water to their homes. Standing next to Sadie is Rebecca Hofer and the couple?s son, Isaiah. Sadie made more than $600 at her lemonade stand. Turning lemons into lemonade is one thing, but turning […]

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Organizers deem Art in the Park ?a huge success?

Organizers deem Art in the Park ?a huge success?

Debbie Waggoner of Hutchinson created interest with her spinning wheel at Marion?s Art in the Park. Waggoner describes herself as a dyer, knitter and spinner. Marion?s 35th annual Art in the Park Saturday was considered another huge success by organizers as thousands of people converged in Central Park. Judy Christiansen, one of two coordinators, said they were fortunate about many […]

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Marion council rejects oridnance about grass clippings

The Marion City Council rejected at its meeting Sept. 16 a proposed ordinance that, if passed, would have made it unlawful for anyone to clog storm sewer drains with any kind of debris, including grass, leaves and more. Prompted by the council to research the issue about a month ago, and following the signficant rainfall in July, City Administrator Doug […]

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Marion street project should be done for festivals

Marion street project should be done for festivals

Dust was flying on Marion?s Main Street late last week as workers hustle to complete overlay project in time for Art in the Park on Saturday. In less than a week, a portion of Main Street in Marion is expected to have a new, smoother blacktop road thanks to a state resurfacing program known as KLINK. City Administrator Doug Kjellin […]

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