Category: County Wide News

Marion 4-H gives monthly meeting report

Marion 4-H gives monthly meeting report

Ryker Salsbury gave a project talk about his Smith & Wesson 22 Victory pistol when the Happy Hustlers 4-H Club held their monthly meeting on Sept. 7. The meeting was held at the County Lake Hall at 7 p.m. “What’s the best part of your 4-H year?” was the roll call question and was answered by 11 members. 4 leaders […]

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MES just a little different

Marion Elementary Principal Justin Wasmuth is excited about the school year and wants parents and students to know that he and his staff are doing all they can to keep things as routine and normal as possible. “Well as routine and as normal as we can with masks and physical distancing,” said Wasmuth. The main change is that everyone needs […]

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Several Tabor students test positive for COVID-19

Several Tabor students test positive for COVID-19

Tabor College released a statement moments ago updating the public: “Wednesday afternoon, in following our established COVID protocol, a student experienced symptoms and contacted a medical professional. On the advice of the medical professional, the student was tested at our CLIA approved COVID laboratory and the test result was positive. Teammates experiencing symptoms were also tested and two additional students […]

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Volunteers help with school supplies

Volunteers help with school supplies

The volunteers at Parkview Mennonite Church were busy on Monday getting school supplies ready for the Hillsboro Elementary School students. The church gathered donations as well as gave their own and purchased all of the supplies for the students. This is the second year the church has done this.

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New dining establishment may have to close

Many in Marion County haven’t even had the chance to try out Edward’s Cafe in Marion yet due to COVID-19, and they may not get the chance at all. This is because Edward’s Cafe will be closed for a few weeks if not for good. The Cafe, which is owned by Lincolnville’s Mike Beneke and only recently opened up in […]

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Marion students give money raised to their school

Marion students give money raised to their school

Dawson and Easton Jones presented $104.50 to Marion Elemementary School Principal Mr. Wasmuth after selling lemonade at their stand on Wednesday at their stand! The money will go to MES teachers to help with costs for supplies for their classrooms. “What a great example of working hard and thinking of others! We appreciate it and are proud of you boys,” […]

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Blue-green algae warning moved to watch at lake

The Marion County Lake has been dropped from Blue-green Algae warning down to a watch. This means the swimming area has re-opened. “We ask you to please be cautious, as conditions can change rather quickly. If you think you see it or have questions on what blue-green algae looks like, please stop by the office. It’s always better to be […]

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Preparing for school in a time of uncertainty

Getting kids ready for going back to school can always be a time of anxiety and chaos in any given August (or now September), but this year has brought many new and unimagined anxieties and chaos as Marion County parents prepare to send their children back to school during a global pandemic. Thankfully, the numbers here have been smaller compared […]

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Fall sports to resume at normal date

On Tuesday, the KSHSAA Executive Board decided that all fall activities will begin as scheduled for the 2020-21 school year. This includes practice and competition. Local school districts retain the right to modify the start dates for practice or competition based on their local and county health recommendations. The KSHSAA considerations for fall activities released on July 22 are still […]

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Five new positive cases of COVID-19

The Marion County Health Department announced this afternoon around 5 p.m. that five new confirmed positive cases have been identified in Marion County. The cases have been placed in isolation.  Marion County Health Department reports 42 total cases of coronavirus disease in Marion County, with 11 active cases. New cases:  Positive case is a female in her 80s  Positive case […]

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