Category: Breaking News

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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Escape from Custody, Dickinson County

Law enforcement agencies are currently searching for an escaped inmate from Dickinson County Jail. Trent Hostetter, 27, escaped Monday night and crews were searching the Lincolnville and Lost Springs area last night around 10 p.m. according to KWCH. Hostetter is suspected to be armed and dangerous according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. He is around 6’3” and weighs around 210 […]

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Local lakes off blue-green algae alert (July 15)

Neither Marion Reservoir nor Marion County Lake were included on KDHE’s latest blue-green algae alert list as of Friday, July 15. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment samples publicly accessible bodies of water for blue-green algae when the agency receives reports of potential algae blooms in Kansas lakes. Based on sampling results, KDHE reports on potentially harmful conditions.

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DEATH: Twilla Marie (Jost) Siebert, 60

Twilla Marie Siebert, 60, died July 6 at her home in rural Finney County. The service was July 11 at United Methodist Church of Garden City. Burial was at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. She was born Oct. 17, 1955, to John F. and LuElla Reimer Jost at Hillsboro. On Sept. 6, 1974, she was married to Charles Siebert, […]

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DEATH: Rodger L. Sidener, 65

Rodger L. Sidener, 65, a farmer and stockman of Burns, died July 9 at Via Christi-St. Francis in Wich­ita. A memorial graveside service will be at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, July 16, at the Won­sevu Cemetery in Burns. He was born March 7, 1951, to Lee and Evelyn (Kirkpatrick) Sidener at New­ton. Survivors include his mother of Burns. Memorials may be […]

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Final day to register for the Kansas primary election is July 12

REMINDER: The final day to register for the Kansas primary election is TODAY, July 12.

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DEATH: Ruth E. Ratzlaff, 94

Ruth E. Ratzlaff, 94, a homemaker, of Hillsboro, died July 6 at Wes­ley Medi­cal Center in Wichita. The service is at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 14, at Hills­boro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe, officiated by pastor Loyal Martin. Burial is at 10 a.m. at Hillsboro Mennonite Breth­ren Cemetery. Visitation with the family is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, […]

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DEATH: John Douglas Wilson, 43

John Douglas Wilson, 43, died July 3 at his home in Marion. The service will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Jost Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington, Hillsboro. He was born Feb. 2, 1973, to Malcom and Nola (Madera) Wilson at West Co­vina, Calif. On April 18, 2012, he was married to Son­dra Bezdek, who survives. Other survivors […]

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DEATH: Paul Ediger, 96

Paul Ediger, 96, died July 6 at Hillsboro Com­mu­nity Hospital in Hillsboro. The Celebration of Life service is at 11 a.m. Monday, July 11, at First Mennonite Church, 102 S. Ash, Hillsboro, with pastor Susan Jantzen officiating. He was born July 12, 1919, to David and Sara (Flaming) Ediger at Dubois, Idaho. On Aug. 12, 1947, he was married to […]

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