Category: Breaking News

DEATH: John Gutsch

John Gutsch, age 81, passed away May 24, 2019, at St. Luke Hospital in Marion, KS. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Sue (of the home), son; Scott (Sharon) of Lincolnville, daughters; Lynley (Tom) Remy of Burdick, KS, Holly (Brenda) Brooks of Denver, Colorado, Jenny (Dan) Heinz of Rose Hill, KS., ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. John […]

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DEATH: Loren J. Groening

Loren J. Groening died May 26, 2019, at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro. The Celebration of Life Service is at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro officiated by Pastor Keith Harder. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro. He was born December 27, 1934, in […]

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State track meet faces delays

The 2019 Kansas State Track and Field Championship has been delayed until 10 a.m. For updates on times and schedules, the link to watch live and more information go here. We will also try to keep you updated throughout the day. Good luck to all our Marion County athletes competing today and tomorrow!

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Flooding continues to be an issue in Marion County

As the rains continue, the flooding is increasing in areas of Marion County. Remember to be safe and don’t take chances with driving.   The Marion County Clerk’s office released the following information this afternoon: The US Army Corp of Engineers is currently releasing water from the Marion Reservoir. Residents near the Cottonwood River should be aware that water will […]

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DEATH: Irene Finley

Irene Finley, 88, of Herington, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at the Legacy of Herington, KS. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the Lyona Methodist Church-near Junction City, with Rev. Kris Brinlee, officiating. Interment will follow at the Lyona Methodist Cemetery. Family visitation 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the […]

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Big news in wind farm battle

A special meeting of the Marion County Commission came to an abrupt halt this afternoon after Brad Jantz, county counselor, made an announcement to a full room. “There has been a lawsuit filed against the county, and as much as I know about it, the subject matter are the wind turbines and farms,” Jantz said. “As such, I’m going to […]

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DEATH: Larry L. Heim

Larry L. Heim, 74, Canton, died May 5, 2019, at his home in Canton. A funeral service was at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 9 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Canton. Interment was in the church cemetery. Friends called from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8 at Olson’s Mortuary, Canton. Memorials have been established with the church or the Good Shepherd Hospice, […]

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Hillsboro High School conducted a project based learning presentation on civil rights

Hillsboro High School conducted a project based learning presentation on civil rights

  Junior students participated in a civil rights learning project.       On Wednesday, Hillsboro High School English III and History classes combined efforts to offer several different presentations on civil rights. Students covered many aspects of the topic from women’s rights to voting and equal rights for all. “They were able to do one project that could meet […]

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It’s Igloo Season again

It’s Igloo Season again

Hillsboro’s The Igloo opened on Saturday, May 4. Tena Loewen and her dad, David, served up all kinds of flavors of iced treats to Marion County residents including from left Pedro Nieto, Corey Arnold and Ainsley Duell.

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DEATH: Carol Elaine Wiebe

Carol Elaine Wiebe, 83, died May 7, 2019, at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro. Celebration of Life Service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 11 at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro. She was born February 7, 1936, in Russell to Harold and Evelyn Barb. She […]

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