Articles By: Patty Decker

Florence house fire leaves family in need

Florence house fire leaves family in need

Fire damage is evident on the exterior of the Bailey home at 222 W. Second St. in Florence. In these tough economic times, imagine one piece of bad luck creating a major financial setback such as a house fire with no insurance coverage. For one Florence couple, Micah and Treva Bailey, that did happen, and through no fault of their […]

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Marion library staff host open house for new addition

Marion library staff host open house for new addition

Janet Marler (middle), Marion City Library director, thanks the public for making the new $120,000 addition a reality Friday during an open house celebration. Standing at left is Marler?s husband, Doug; to the right is Rachelle Thurston, one of the library staff members, who were helping at the open house. At a cost of $120,000, but using no tax dollars, […]

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Hillsboro man injured in rollover accident

Hillsboro man injured in rollover accident

Marion County sheriff?s deputy Duane McCarty reviews the scene of the accident involving a grain truck Feb. 19 along Nighthawk Road. The accident injured the driver, Linferd P. Funk, 74, of Hillsboro. A 74-year-old Hillsboro man was injured in a one-vehicle rollover accident at about 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, two miles south of 190th on Nighthawk Road. According to […]

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KSU economist describes Russian agriculture

KSU economist describes Russian agriculture

Josh Roe (left), economist and agribusiness coordinator with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, posed in front of St. Basil?s Cathedral in Moscow. Also pictured are David Mertz (middle) and Bob Mertz of River Creek Farms in Zeandale. Josh Roe, an economist and agribusiness coordinator with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, was the guest speaker at the 68th annual Marion County […]

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Kroupa recognized for service

Kroupa recognized for service

Service Award Linda Kroupa of Lincolnville was recognized Saturday at the annual Marion County Conservation District dinner and meeting for her service on the conservation district board of supervisors. Presenting her with the award was Mark Voth, vice-chairman of Newton, for serving two three-year terms and being chairwoman for two years.

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MCCD reviews the business for upcoming year

MCCD reviews the business for upcoming year

Participants at the annual meeting review the exhibits and posters on display. About 100 people attended the 68th annual dinner meeting of the Marion County Conservation District Saturday at Eastmoor United Metho?dist Church in Marion. In addition to recognizing the first, second and third place poster contest winners from elementary schools in Marion County, award winners and guest speaker, the […]

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NCRS paid out $566,491 to Marion County in 2013

NCRS paid out $566,491 to Marion County in 2013

Matt Meyerhoff, supervisory district conserva?tionist for the Natural Resources Conservation District office in Marion, presented the MCCD progress report Saturday. The 68th annual meeting of the Marion County Conservation District included a conservation progress report by Matt Meyerhoff, supervisory district conserva?tionist for the Natural Resources Conservation District office in Marion. Meyerhoff said NRCS paid out $566,491 to Marion County in […]

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BCC experiences growth on Marion campus

BCC experiences growth on Marion campus

Amy Kjellin, site director at Butler Community College-Marion, says the tough economy contributed to more adults returning to school to train for other jobs. Even though Butler Community College overall enrollment is down, its off-campus site at Marion increased by 32 percent from fall 2012 to fall 2013. The reason, according to Amy Kjellin, site director, is that when the […]

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USD 408 perseveres amid challenges

USD 408 perseveres amid challenges

Marion High School vocal music instructor Tim Cassidy leads the performance at the 2013 fall music concert. Despite current financial challenges, Superintendent Lee Leiker says the most important goal at USD 408 is still to provide students with a high-quality education that will prepare them for a productive future. Even with record lows in student enrollment and challenges due to […]

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Marion sees signs of progress in 2013

Marion sees signs of progress in 2013

This is one of the five new highway billboards erected in January 2014 promoting Marion as an E-community. ?For over 10 years, the city of Marion has had signs stating ?the town between two lakes,?? City Administrator Roger Holte said. ?Now it states, ?Explore, Grow and Prosper? as our campaign." The city of Marion saw significant changes in 2013 that […]

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