Category: County Wide News

County reverses decision on Limestone Road

Marion City Council adopted the revised power purchase agreement with Kansas Power Pool during its March 13 meeting. “(The contract) will allow us to take advantage of some opportunities in the near term that will save everybody some money,” said Larry Holloway with KPP, who attended the meeting to answer questions. KPP, a municipal energy agency, focuses on providing efficient […]

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County reverses decision on Limestone Road

Marion County Commission Chairman Randy Dallke said during the March 20 meeting that it was a “sad day” when commissioners can override something that’s already been decided. Dallke was referring to Limestone Road, which started out as a discussion item, until Commissioner Dianne Novak proposed opening the one-mile of road between 80th and U.S. Highway 50. “I consider (Limestone) to […]

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Driggers to represent Hillsboro on regional team

During the agenda-driven portion of the March 7 meeting, the Hillsboro City Council: • appointed Councilor Brent Driggers to represent the interests of Hillsboro, along with Paine, on an advisory task force to discuss a three-party intergovernmental structure involving Hills­boro, Marion and Marion County for the purpose of exploring the feasibility of a regional water system. The regional concept would […]

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Marion County millionaire keeps identity under wraps

A Marion County resident won the grand prize in the Kansas Holiday Millionaire Raffle, but lottery officials wondered if the winner was ever going to show. Sally Lunsford, director of public affairs at the Kansas Lottery, said she wasn’t even sure if the ticket still existed or whether it ended up in a landfill. “This was the eighth year for […]

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Schmidt briefs Goessel council on local foundation

Myron Schmidt reported on the Goessel Community Foundation during the Feb. 21 city council meeting. The foundation was formed in 2010 to assist in providing resources for existing and future charitable needs in the Goessel area. The mission of GCF is to enhance the quality of educational, cultural, civic and economic life in Goessel. “We’ve got an excellent school system here,” […]

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College News (Week of March 1, 2017)

• Among the 5,400 or so undergraduate students at the University of Kansas who earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2016 semester five students from Marion County. They are Zachary Wiens, Goessel, School of Engineering; Jacob Edwards, Hillsboro, School of Pharmacy; Lydia Kliewer, Hillsboro, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Abigail Svoboda, Lincoln­ville, School of the Arts; and Kaelyn […]

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Peabody foundation awards $10,864 in grants

Peabody foundation awards $10,864 in grants

Jody Rempel, Peabody Township Library Board vice president, accepts the $900 grant check during the Peabody Community Foundation awards event Feb. 4. More than 135 people attended the event where more than $4,000 was raised for the ongoing work and future grants by PCF. Peabody Community Foundation awarded $10,864 in grants to 10 area groups Saturday, Feb. 4, at the […]

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Break-in at Dale’s suggests little was taken

Dale Franz, owner of Dale’s Supermarket, 108 W. Grand Ave. in Hillsboro, was surprised to learn that one or more individuals broke into his store sometime after closing Saturday or early Sunday morning. “We didn’t even notice it this morning until one of the ladies went in to use the dressing room,” he said. Hillsboro Police Chief Dan Kinning said […]

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Man who stole pickup on Christmas arrested

A man who authorities believe stole a pickup and trailer along with personal property from a rural residence in Marion County on Christmas Day was arrested in Kingman, Ariz., last week after a five-hour standoff. The pickup taken from Marion County was recovered Feb. 8 near Chloride, Ariz., according to Marion County Sheriff Robert Craft. Craft said Allen Dean Washburn, […]

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Republicans to elect new commissioner

The Marion County Republican Central Committee chairman Todd Heitschmidt has called a convention of the precinct committeemen and women from Marion County Commissioner District 1 to elect the replacement of Lori Lalouette whose resignation March 20. The convention will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Scout House in Hills­boro. Individuals interested in the position are re­quest­ed, but […]

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