Category: Breaking News

DEATH: Gary L. Unruh

Gary L. Unruh, 81, died Sunday, May 3, 2020. He was born May 22, 1938, to Lewis and Edna (Penner) Unruh of Goessel, Kansas. Full obituary and video at Heritageofandover.com.

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DEATH: Eileen Feltus

Eileen Feltus, 78, died after a lengthy illness on Friday, May 8, 2020. There will be no service at this time. She is survived by her son Curtis (Coleen) Woker of Conway; daughter Carla (Brian) Wright of California, four children and seven great-grandchildren; sister Shirley Bartel, 2 nieces, Kris of Great Bend and nephew Steve Bartel of Hillsboro; numerous grand […]

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DEATH: Bernice E. Brown (Ollek)

DEATH: Bernice E. Brown (Ollek)

Bernice E. Brown (Ollek), 77, died March 19, 2020, in her home surrounded by family in Marana, Arizona. She was a strong fighter who eventually lost her battle to lung cancer. She was born January 25, 1943, in Hillsboro, KS. Survivors include daughter, Carlina Brown-Banks of Olympia, WA; son, Buck Brown of Marana, AZ; sister: Carol Plenert of Oregon City, […]

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Governor Kelly adds new phase to plan

Kelly: COVID-19 metrics indicate progress, but caution still needed This afternoon, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly signed Executive Order 20-32, which establishes a new phase to the “Ad Astra: Plan to Reopen Kansas.” The new “1.5” Phase, effective May 18, 2020, continues reopening efforts while preserving some data-driven restrictions necessary to prevent community transmission of COVID-19. “The good news is that […]

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Marion County Sheriff announces recovery of stolen property

Sheriff Marion County Sheriff Robert P. Craft Undersheriff David V. Huntley      Press Release  The night of May 5, 2020, Marion County Sheriff‘s Officers served a search warrant for stolen property,  As a result of the search, many items believed to be stolen from throughout the county were recovered including hand tools, power tools, welders, camping equipment, and numerous miscellaneous other items.  […]

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City of Hillsboro appoints new City Administrator

City of Hillsboro appoints new City Administrator

The Hillsboro City Council announced at their meeting today that after an extensive search they have selected a new City Administrator. “We were very happy with the way the search process worked. We had a field of outstanding and qualified candidates. At the end of the process though, it was clear to all of us that Matt Stiles rose to […]

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COVID-19 related death identified in Marion County

The Marion County Health Department announced this afternoon that one of the five COVID-19 positive individuals has died. “My condolences go out to the family and friends of our community member.  Marion County is not immune to the pain COVID-19 is causing across the nation. No further information will be released,” said Diedre Serene, Administrator. Please follow social distancing and […]

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Pavement replacement in Marion County

Beginning Monday, April 20, work will begin for pavement replacement on a three-mile long section of US-56/US-77 in Marion County. The section begins approximately two miles north of Lincolnville at 310th Avenue and extends North to 340th Avenue at Lost Springs Corner. Traffic signals will be used to direct one 11-foot lane of traffic through construction. Traffic should expect delays […]

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Fifth positive case of COVID-19 in Marion County

According to the Marion County Health Department, the fifth positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in Marion County. The case involves a female in her 50s. The Marion County Health Department has identified and contacted those individuals who were exposed. They remind the public that close contact is defined as being within six feet for 10 minutes or longer. […]

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Fourth case of COVID-19 identified in Marion County

The fourth positive case of COVID-19 has just been identified in Marion County. The case involves a male in his 80’s. The Marion County Health Department is identifying and contacting those individuals whom were exposed. Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet for 10 minutes or longer. The Marion County Health Department will be monitoring close contacts for […]

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