Category: Breaking News

DEATH: Robert Lee Robinson, 75

Robert Lee Robinson, 75, of Goessel, died Aug. 19, surrounded by family. He was a painter at AGCO in Hess­ton until he retired. No service is scheduled. He was born Aug. 13, 1941, to Francis and Marie Robin­son at Nevada, Mo. On May 26, 1983, he was married to Deborah (Sicka), who survives. Other survivors include daughter Susan McMurtrey; stepdaughters […]

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DEATH: Betty Lange Fruechting, 80

Betty Lange Fruechting, 80, of Marion, a former special education teacher at Hills­boro Elementary School, died Aug. 6, 2016 at St. Luke Living Center in Marion. The service is Aug. 11 at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church officiated by pastor Jeff Lee. Burial will be at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery. She was born Sept. 20, 1935, to Menno and Heddie (Wall) […]

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Delinquent Tax Notices for 2015

Click for a pdf of delinquent property taxes for 2015 Information for those delinquent on property taxes in 2015 comes from Marion County treasurer.

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Free Press owners acquire The Herington Times

Free Press owners acquire The Herington Times

Clarion Masthead-Alone Kansas Publishing Ventures, the parent company that owns and operates the Hillsboro Free Press and two other community weekly newspapers in Kansas, has acquired the Herington Times, effective Aug. 9. John Roberts, who owned the Times for eight years, notified its staff via email that he was closing the doors of the newspaper Aug. 4. After learning of […]

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THEFT: Cattle reported stolen from pasture at 280th and Diamond

Marion County Sheriff Robert Craft said that one or more individuals entered a locked gate Thursday morning stealing eight cattle from a pasture in the 2800 block of Diamond in Durham. Undersheriff (Dave) Huntley responded at 10 a.m. to a caller saying a padlock was cut on a gate leading in­to the northwest side of the pasture at 280th and […]

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2016 PRIMARY ELECTION: Holub, Dallke are preliminary winners for commission seats

The following are preliminary results from the Aug. 2 Marion County primary elec­tion. According to Tina Spen­cer, election officer, all results are preliminary until the county commissioners canvass the votes. Of the 7,719 eligible voters in Marion County, Spencer said that 2,501 cast ballots for a 32 percent turnout. The number of Republicans eligible to vote totals 4,679, Democrats, 1,143 […]

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DEATH: Ethel J. Ediger, 93

Ethel J. Ediger, 93, died July 28 at The Cedars Nursing Home at McPher­son. The service is at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1, at Zoar Mennonite Brethren, 362 S. Walnut St., Inman, with pastor Gary Janzen officiating. Burial will follow at Zoar Cemetery. She was born Dec. 24, 1922, to Harrison and Emma (Janzen) Schroeder at Hills­boro. On Aug. 23, […]

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DEATH: Marjorie Anita Maltbie Osgood, 80

Marjorie Anita Maltbie Osgood, 80, a homemaker of Florence, died July 25 at Asbury Park, Newton. The service was July 29 at Florence United Methodist Church. Burial was at Hill­crest Cemetery, Florence. She was born July 21, 1936, to Glenn Warren and Wilma Anita (Glasscock) Maltbie at Marion. Her husband, Lawrence Max Osgood predeceased her. Survivors include children Theresa Danby […]

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No mill levy increase planned in 2017 for city of Marion

The Marion City Council approved a slight mill-levy reduction for the proposed 2017 budget at its July 18 meeting, with the public hearing scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1. City Administrator Roger Holter said the mill levy for the 2016 budget was 71.152; the 2017 proposed budget is 71.025. “This was achieved by spending reductions in the police, pool […]

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Dollar General acquires Wal-Mart building in Hillsboro

Dollar General announced today it has completed the purchase of the former Wal-Mart Express location at 605 Orchard Drive in Hillsboro. Dollar General anticipates relocating an existing store location into the purchased site by October 2016. This is one of 41 former Wal-Mart Express locations across 11 states the major discount retailer purchased. “Dollar General is excited to add these […]

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