Category: County Wide News

Local woman receives 70-year award from DAR

Local woman receives 70-year award from DAR

Jean Beauchamp of Hills­boro was awarded a 70-year certificate April 14 for being in the Daughters of the Ameri­can Revolution. To be a daughter requires having a blood relative who fought in the American Revolution. Beauchamp is a member of the Newton Chapter NSDAR. On either side of her are Debbie Sheldon (left), treasurer, and Barb Casteel, current regent.

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Male arrested for alleged plot

A 20-year-old Hillsboro man was arrested April 14 after allegedly plotting to burglarize the home of Ron Herbel, a Hillsboro man, and then allegedly kidnap him. But when his accomplice, identified as Alex­an­der Barlow, supposedly changed his mind, Pat­ric G. Patterson, purported to have struck him, and threatened to kill him if he told anyone, said Police Chief Dan Kinning. […]

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County Extension office promoting ‘Week of Young Child’ April 16-20

The Marion County K-State Research and Exten­sion office, along with community partners, will be hosting free interactive storybook activities April 16-20 across Marion County in honor of “The Week of the Young Child.” WOYC is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Chil­dren celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, and families. Families are […]

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Marion council discusses future power options

The Marion City Council discussed the possibilities associated with distributive generations for the future, typically linked with renewable-energy technologies to include solar energy and wind power. City Administrator Roger Holter said he’s had discussions with Clayton Garnicka, electrical supervisor, and Councilor and Acting Vice-Mayor John Wheeler about changes happening with cars on home-charging systems. “Even with a 90 amp charger, […]

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CMBS annual dinner and tour is April 28

Tabor College’s Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies will host its annual dinner and heritage tour Saturday, April 28. The tour will begin at 11:45 a.m. and the dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Presidential Heritage Lobby of the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts. The tour will begin at the Historic Church on the Tabor campus and visit other historic […]

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‘Young Child Week’ set for April 16-20

The Marion County K-State Research and Exten­sion Office, along with community partners, will be hosting free interactive storybook activities April 16-20 across Marion County in honor of “The Week of the Young Child.” WOYC is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Chil­dren celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, and families. Families are […]

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County to agrees to hire another EMS person

After a 10-minute executive session for personnel matters, the Marion County Commission started asking EMS director Ed Debesis questions about his request for two more employees at Friday’s payday meeting. Commissioner Randy Dallke said the county is still building the service defending Debesis’ request for two more people. The vote was 2-1 in favor of adding one EMS employee this […]

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Marion council approves insurance renewal

The Marion City Council approved the proposed EMC Insurance renewal presented at its meeting March 26 with a 2.6 percent increase based on the inclusion of a new trash truck and police vehicle. City administrator Roger Holter said the new premium is about $5,000 more, but reflects the new vehicles in the proposal for a total premium estimate of about […]

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Tabor Project SEARCH plans second signing for participants

Tabor Project SEARCH plans second signing for participants

Leaders and participants from the fall semester Project SEARCH cohort celebrate a successful experience. From left are: Izzie Klassen. Thomas Gill, Robert Haude, Ryan Hutton and Ally Larson. “This event is the culmination of all the hard work the Project SEARCH staff has put into the recruitment of prospective interns,” said Haude, chair of the Project SEARCH advisory committee. The […]

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Nursing student receives $5,000 scholarship

Lisa Shoop, a nursing student from Coffeyville has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship to help complete her degree. The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas Founda­tion Scholarship winner was chosen in January after an application process. “During her time in the RN-BSN program, Lisa has demonstrated the college’s mission through her work and service to teen moms, infants, children and […]

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