Articles By: Patty Decker

Deadline passes for local filings

The opportunity to file for the April 1 local election in Marion County ended Jan. 25. The only contested races are in the city of Marion with a three-way race for mayor, and five candidates vying for two council seats. Challenging incumbent Mary Olson are Todd Heitschmidt, who is a city council member, and Steve Unruh, who said he is […]

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Street projects topic at Marion townhall meeting tonight

A public townhall meeting is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Marion City Auditorium to give everyone the opportunity to ask questions or learn more about the street replacement program. The Marion City Council learned about the event during its meeting Monday from City Administrator Roger Holter. ?We have the most current phasing chart […]

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Sampler director challenges chambers

Sampler director challenges chambers

Marci Penner, executive director of the Kan?sas Sampler Foundation, encour?aged those attending Monday?s joint Marion-Hillsboro chambers dinner to think of attractions that would bring visitors to town. Marci Penner, executive director of the Kansas Sampler Foundation, was Monday?s guest speaker at the third annual Hillsboro and Marion Joint Chambers of Commerce dinner meeting. More than 150 people attended the event […]

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Jessi Dalke wins HES bee by spelling ?alderman?

Jessi Dalke wins HES bee by spelling ?alderman?

Fifth-grader Jessi Dalke won last week?s spelling bee at Hillsboro Elementary School. She and Charlie Major (far right) will represent the school at the county bee next month. Brody Rader (far left), who placed third will be the alternate of either of the other two cannot compete. Spellers from Hillsboro Elementary School competed last week to represent their school at […]

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Sarah Jost places first among middle schoolers

Sarah Jost places first among middle schoolers

Earning the right to represent Hillsboro Middle School at the Marion County spelling bee are (from left) Sarah Jost, first-place winner, and Surinda Bell, who finished second. Grace Major (right) placed third and will be an alternate in case either of the other two are unable to compete. Sarah Jost, an eighth grade student at Hillsboro Middle School, advanced to […]

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DEATH: Orval Suderman, 88

Orval Suderman, 88, died Jan. 25 at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita. The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church in rural Hillsboro. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Hillsboro. He was born Nov. 8, 1925, to Dietrich W. and […]

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Pair arrested for vehicle theft after search

A man and woman are in custody at the Marion County Jail Wednesday after attempting to steal a vehicle during the early evening Jan. 13. Anthony Magee of Wichita and Jennifer Hum?phrey of Salina were observed at 8 p.m. trying to take the vehicle at 1028 110th Road in Peabody, said Marion County Sheriff Robert Craft. ?Magee fled to a […]

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Wind blamed for 3-hour power outage at Peabody

For almost three hours late Thursday afternoon, the entire city of Peabody lost electrical power because of high winds. According to Leonard Allen, a spokesman with Westar Energy in Topeka, weather caused the outage at about 4:15 p.m. ?We had 561 customers without power for 168 minutes and the cause was listed as wind-related,? he said. ?Usually this means some […]

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Sunday house fire results in no injuries at Marion

A non-injury house fire in Marion Sunday morning caused an estimated $4,000 to $5,000 in damage to a back bedroom. According to Marion City Fire Chief Mike Regnier, a neighbor reported the fire at 810 Hudson just before 9 a.m. ?It pretty much stayed in one bedroom,? he said, ?and with nobody home at the time, there were no injuries.? […]

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Marion hires Makovec as its new city clerk

Marion hires Makovec as its new city clerk

Sheila Makovec, who was appointed city clerk Monday, takes notes during the council meeting. The Marion City Council appointed Sheila Makovec as its new city clerk Monday, replacing Angela Lange, who resigned the position at the end of 2013. During a special meeting Jan. 13, five qualified candidates were selected for the job and three were interviewed, said Roger Holter, […]

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