Category: County Wide News

Goessel Sewer Project Begins

The Goessel city council met on October 21 and heard from public works director Karen Dalke that the sewer project has begun. Work on the project actually began that day, starting with “point repairs,” digging up and replacing piping. After that, work on “relining” the lines can begin. K. C. Construction is the contractor for the construction work. The council […]

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26th Annual Marion County Toy Run right around the corner

The 26th annual Marion County Toy Run will be held on Saturday Nov 2. The Toy Run has become a major benefactor for the underprivileged children of Marion county. Sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion #366, ABATE of Kansas Dist. 9 and Route 56 Classic Cruisers, each participant is asked to donate one new toy as their entry […]

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Marion County Commission Candidate— Dan Holub

Marion County Commission Candidate— Dan Holub

Dan Holub Editor’s Note: Dan Holub is a write-in candidate which as late into the race. We had the other commission candidates in last week. Look online to get all of them. Dan Holub is running as a write-in Marion County commission candidate running for the newly created District 4 position. The newly created District 4 includes the townships of […]

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Peabody Community Foundation offers grants to district teachers

In an effort to be supportive of teachers in USD 398, Peabody Community Foundation (PCF) is currently running a grant cycle for needs and/or opportunities that are outside of the school district’s annual budget. Student groups working in collaboration with a teacher may also apply. Up to ten $250 projects will be funded. Applications will be accepted until Oct. 17 […]

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Goessel Community Foundation hosts it’s annual golf tournament

Goessel Community Foundation hosts it’s annual golf tournament

On Saturday, September 21, Goessel Community Foundation, an affiliate of Central Kansas Community Foundation, sponsored its annual Benefit Golf Tournament at Pine Edge Golf Course near Goessel. A two-person 18-hole scramble, the team of Delbert Peters and Karl Brubaker came in at first place with a score of 52; Chet Roberts and Leroy Koehn second, 54; and Stan and CJ […]

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Centre FFA Chapter hosts James Weber Memorial Fishing Derby

The Centre FFA Chapter hosted the James Weber Memorial Fishing Derby on Saturday, September 21st at Father Padilla Memorial Park in Herington. Registration began at 9 am, fishing occurred from 9:30-11:30am. A total of 11 youth participated and a total of 10 fish were caught. In the six to nine age group, Scott Hinkson caught the biggest fish of 14 […]

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Marion County resident creates all sorts of unique yard art

Marion County resident creates all sorts of unique yard art

Roy Houdyshell poses next to some of his creations. He has been welding and making yard art of several years now. Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press Even though Roy Houdyshell retired a few years ago, he keeps himself busy “working” on projects on his property in Lincolnville. Houdyshell makes yard art out of random pieces of metal that he finds at […]

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Goessel school children given school supplies

Goessel school children given school supplies

For many families, purchasing all the necessary school supplies for school can be a daunting financial task. However, the Goessel Ministerial Alliance stepped up to help address this need in the community. In 2009, the Ministerial Alliance began assisting a handful of families with some necessary supplies. Since then needs have grown in the community, and the Ministerial Alliance has […]

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Marion County hit with big storm, damage observed afterwards

Marion County hit with big storm, damage observed afterwards

td>Marion County got hit by a big storm with high winds on Thursday night causing property damage and leaving power out in some places. The heated dock at the Marion County Lake and a pole with three transformers got hit.

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Tampa Trail Fest featured plenty of fun for the community

Tampa Trail Fest featured plenty of fun for the community

The 3rd Annual Tampa Trail Fest featured vintage cars of all types on display. Guests could check out the vehicles and other fun activities including a live band at the yearly event. Trinity Espinoza, 11, of Lincolnville sells friendship bracelets, key chains and slime at her booth at the 3rd Annual Tampa Trail Fest. This was her third year having […]

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