Category: County Wide News

Beer garden expanded for this year’s Marion County fair

The fair will have a beer garden again this year during the demolition derby, but they are expanding it. Beer drinkers will be able to buy beers and enjoy them in an expanded area. The Hillsboro City Council approved the plans in their meeting on April 16 after hearing from Brent Unruh, Marion Co Fair Vice President, who is in […]

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New events, old traditions in place for the County Fair

TThe 89th Annual Marion County Fair will be featuring some new events in addition to the traditions that many have come to know and love. “We are trying to listen. We are trying to evolve,” said Cindy Gladdis, fair treasurer. For those who love the big truck events, there are two new features to love. There will be a Truck […]

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Having fun on the street in Marion

Having fun on the street in Marion

Marion hosted their 1st Annual Street Dance on Saturday. Main street was closed off from 2nd to 3rd and guests enjoyed all kinds of activities. A highlight was when the Marion Fire Dept. ran the firehose so kids could play in the water and cool off. The Matt Engels Band played from the stage set up on Main Street while […]

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Goessel teen travels to D.C. with FFA Association

Goessel teen travels to D.C. with FFA Association

Alexandria Cox, a Goessel FFA student, traveled to Washington D.C. this summer. Provided photo. Goessel High School Senior, Alexandria Nickel, spent this past week of her summer traveling to Washington D.C with 70 other members of the Kansas FFA Association which is hosted by the National FFA Organization. 370 FFA members from Kansas, Iowa, Colorado, South Dakota, and Missouri were […]

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Local author announces book signing

Elaine McAllister of Hillsboro announces the release of Celebrate Grandparenting: 101 Ideas to Intentionally Connect with your Grands, which offers practical, user-friendly resources for grandparent-grandchild activities. Award-winning writer, blogger, and columnist, McAllister passionately embraces her role as a grandparent and encourages others to do the same by sharing creative and practical ideas to intentionally celebrate grandparenting every day. As influencers […]

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4-H offers fundraising meal in Marion

4-H offers fundraising meal in Marion

Noah Schmidt and Tripp Peterson, both 10, at their 4-H meal fundraiser in Marion on Wednesday.

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Former Marion Co. resident honored

Former Marion Co. resident honored

Former Lehigh resident, Pete Goering, was one of three 2019 inductees into the Topeka Shawnee County Sports Hall of Fame. The induction ceremonies were held on June 26 at the Ramada Downtown Hotel and Convention Center in Topeka. Goering, who died in 2009 at the age of 60 after a battle with cancer, had a long, storied career with The […]

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Car show brings crowd, fun stories

Car show brings crowd, fun stories

Jerry Beeler stands by his 1967 Ford Fairlane 500 XL which he became the third owner of in 1994. He took third place with his car in the 12th Annual Classic Car and Truck Show in Goessel this Saturday. Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press Jerry Beeler grew up in Lehigh until his family moved to Wichita toward the end of his […]

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Crowds flock for Bluegrass

Crowds flock for Bluegrass

The Dewayn Brothers warm up for their performance on Saturday at the 12th Annual Bluegrass on the Lake festival at the Marion County Lake. In addition to the music, there were food vendors, a silent auction and cornhole tournament. Crowds came out for the day to enjoy the music and various events. Some just came for the day while others […]

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Third wind farm hearing heard by county

The Marion County Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals had its third meeting Monday to consider recommending a conditional use permit to Expedition Natural Renewal Solutions. The first two meetings on June 3-4 provided ENRS officials time to discuss the reasons why a CUP should be granted, and also to provide those opposed the opportunity to state why it shouldn’t be […]

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