Category: County Wide News

Marion city council establishes local land bank

The Marion City Council, approved at Nov. 6 meeting the establishment of a land bank, a mechanism municipalities can use in returning abandoned, tax-delinquent properties back into productive use. Mayor Todd Heitschmidt and the council agreed to serve as the initial board with City Administrator Roger Holter as a non-voting city staff member. “Eventually, we would like to see the […]

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‘Cold Weather rule’ now in effect for citizen utility bills

The Cold Weather Rule, designed to help Kansans who are behind on their utility payments to avoid disconnection during the winter months, begins Nov. 1 and ends March 31. “The Kansas Corporation Commission encourages Kansans who are past-due on their utility bills and at risk for disconnection to prepare for the colder weather by contacting their utility company to make […]

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MARION COUNTY VOTER PARTICIPATION: Nov. 7 local election

BURNS COMMUNITY CENTER BURNS CITY 107 29 27% Milton USD 408 0 0 0% Milton USD 398 45 5 11% Summit USD 398 49 10 20% 201 44 22% FLORENCE MASONIC CENTER Doyle USD 284 2 0 0% Doyle USD 408 30 5 17% Fairplay USD 398 5 4 80% Fairplay USD 398 76 20 26% FLORENCE 1st 130 72 […]

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Kansas treasurer coming to Marion Oct. 27

Kansas Treasurer Jake LaTurner will be available to speak to the public when he comes to Marion Friday, Oct. 27, as part of his 105-count tour of the state. LaTurner will be at the county courthouse from 3:30-4:30 p.m. He will address “four very important and rewarding missions” of his office: returning unclaimed property to its rightful owners; helping Kansans […]

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County health fair to focus on health, wellness services

Organizers of the annual Marion County Health Fair will have local vendors on site who offer health and wellness services in Marion County. In addition, St. Luke Hos­pital, Marion, and Hillsboro Community Hospital will offer lab services during the fair, which will run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the USD 408 Sports and Aquatic Center, […]

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Goessel council considers Harvest Meadows options

The Goessel City Council discussed the empty lots in the Harvest Meadows addition during its Oct. 16 meeting. Currently, one lot has a house and 13 lots are empty. Russell and Jean Groves attended the meeting to talk about the empty lots with the council. They said they are interested in purchasing four of the lots. Russell Groves said he […]

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Courtesy is key with start of hunting season

In a month the Kansas fields, hills and woods will awaken to the sound of booming shotguns and barking dogs. Nov. 11 is the official opening day of upland game hunting. Hunters and their canines will once again swarm the countryside searching for pheasants, quail and prairie chicken. Duck and turkey season is already in full swing. Farms and ranches […]

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Goessel Community Foundation hosts fundraiser golf tournament

Goessel Community Foundation hosts fundraiser golf tournament

Chet Roberts of North Newton and LeRoy Koehn from Moundridge placed first at the Goessel Com­munity Foundation’s annual benefit golf tournament at Pine Edge Golf Course Saturday, Sept. 23. Placing second, in a tie-breaker with third place, were the team of Bill Hake, Newton and Matt Seger of Lindsborg. Third place went to Kelly and Jake Wright, a father and […]

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Centre’s Class of 1967 reunites for 50th-year milestone

Centre’s Class of 1967 reunites for 50th-year milestone

Centre High School’s Class of 1967 gathered at the Lincolnville Community Centre on Saturday, Sept. 2, for a catered meal and an afternoon of visiting and reminiscing. Letters were shared from classmates who were unable to attend. Pictured above are: front row (from left), Lloyd Tajchman, Ronnie Hajek, Raymond Bina, Richard Mueller, Terry Nelson; middle row, Phillys Miller Heafner, Kathryn […]

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Goessel council adopts higher rates for water, sewer customers

The Goessel City Council adopted new water and sewer rates at its Sept. 18 meeting. The council had been informed the city’s rates are too low. Raising the rates would enable the city to qualify for state funding a proposed sewer project. According to Ordinance 274, a minimum charge of $11.66 per month will be assessed for each 3/4-inch water […]

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