Category: Breaking News

DEATH: LaVern Funk

LaVern Funk, 99, died on August 8th, 2020, in Hillsboro, KS. Graveside service is at 10 a.m. at Hillsboro M.B. Cemetery in Hillsboro on Wednesday, August 12. Memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at Hillsboro M.B. Church. Memorial contributions can be made to The Good Shepard Hospice in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063. […]

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DEATH: Berniece J. (Balzer) Ensz

Berniece J. (Balzer) Ensz, 88, former resident of Wichita, Topeka and most recently Lawrence, Kansas died on August 6, 2020. Graveside services and celebration of Bea’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 14 at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church Cemetery in Hillsboro, KS under the direction of Jost Funeral Home. The Rev. Jeff Clinger will preside over […]

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DEATH: James M. Wullenweber

James M. Wullenweber, III, 77, Galva, died on August 3, 2020, in rural Lincolnville. Celebration of Life service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 8, 2020, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hillsboro with Pastor John Werner officiating. Memorials to Zion Lutheran Church in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063. He was born February 25, 1943, […]

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USD 410 calls special board meeting

The USD 410 Board will be having a special meeting on Monday at 7 p.m. to approve a start date. The meeting is open to the public. You can find the Zoom link on their website.   Agenda—Special Board Meeting Hosted Digitally via Zoom at 7 p.m. on July 27, 2020 Special Meeting Called to Order  Action / Discussion Items  […]

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Five new positive cases of COVID-19

The Marion County Health Department announced this afternoon around 5 p.m. that five new confirmed positive cases have been identified in Marion County. The cases have been placed in isolation.  Marion County Health Department reports 42 total cases of coronavirus disease in Marion County, with 11 active cases. New cases:  Positive case is a female in her 80s  Positive case […]

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Marion County now has community spread of COVID-19

The Marion County Health Department announced two more positive cases of COVID-19 at 4 p.m. today, bringing the number of active cases up to 15 and the total up to 37. The cases today were a female in their 20s and a female in their 40s. They also made an announcement regarding the source of the cases. “Marion County now […]

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DEATH: Charles “Charlie” John Naerebout, Jr.

DEATH: Charles “Charlie” John Naerebout, Jr.

Charles “Charlie” John Naerebout, Jr., 64, died after fighting a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, July 5, 2020. A private family service will be held. His family will gather with friends from 2-4 p.m. on Friday, July 17 at Yazel-Megli Funeral Home. Masks will be required. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or American Cancer […]

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5 new COVID-19 cases in Marion County

This evening, the Marion County Health Department (MCHD) released the news that the county now has the highest positive COVID-19 cases it has had since the pandemic stated. The press release reported 19 total confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Marion County. New confirmed cases are three males in their 20s, one female in her 40s and one female […]

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County reports another positive COVID-19 case

Marion County Health Department just announced another lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 case identified in Marion County. The individual is a female between the ages of 55-64 years of age. The case has been placed in isolation. Contact tracing is underway, with identified contacts placed in quarantine. A close contact is defined as being within 6 feet for 10 minutes or longer. […]

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KDHE shares steps to protect health amid potential air quality impacts from Sahara Dust

TOPEKA –The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) wants to alert Kansans to a potential air quality impact from Saharan dust. The Saharan dust comes from the Sahara Desert in Africa, where storms can lift the dust into the atmosphere. Dust is picked up by trade winds and carried thousands of miles across the Atlantic and eventually to the U.S.  The particulate matter from this event has the potential […]

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