Category: County Wide News

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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Supplies Arriving for City of Goessel Sewer Project

The Goessel city council met on August 19 and heard from public works director Karen Dalke that four semi loads of pipe for the sewer project had arrived. The pipe is currently located west of the baseball diamonds. Larry Kleeman, who works for Ranson Citycode Financial, attended the meeting to talk with the council about offering the sale of temporary […]

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Branding Iron in Goessel will reopen for weekends

A restaurant in Goessel will reopen on weekends and serve what its operator described home-made home-grown food. This Friday from 5 to 7:30 p.m., The Branding Iron, 106 N Cedar St, Goessel,will open its doors again to serve meals prepared by Ruth Ann Wells and Joyce Dirks. The Friday opening menu will feature bacon wrapped pork tenderloin, cucumber salad, seasoned […]

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Fair results 2019

4-H Results 4-H Food – Nutrition 350: Commissioner’s Cookies: Happy Hustlers 4-H Club (HH) 1st; Peabody Achievers 4-H Club (PA) 2nd; Goessel Goal Getters 4-H Club (GGG) 3rd; 4300: Non-Perishable Food Product, 9-11 Years Old: Emma Bartel (SC) Blue; Anthony Boden (GGG) Blue, Red, Purple; Ev Cannon (GGG) Red, Blue, Purple; Maria Carlson (HH) 2 Purple, 2 Blue; Natalie Church […]

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Marion County comes  together to fill backpacks

Marion County comes together to fill backpacks

Over 70 backpacks were filled with supplies and given out to kids kindergarten through eighth grade all over Marion County on Saturday. The backpacks and supplies were donated by individuals and organizations throughout the county. This is the first year of the event, and the committee behind it all plans to continue for future years. Provided Photo Many kids throughout […]

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Bridge at Ark City being named for soldier with local ties

Bridge at Ark City being named for soldier with local ties

A ceremony dedicating the Sgt. Kevin A. Gilbertson Memorial Bridge will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3, at Arkansas City ­– honoring a U.S. Army soldier who died in the Iraq War. A sign with his name will be unveiled. The ceremony is open to the public. WHO: Sgt. Kevin A. Gilbertson. WHAT: Ceremony naming bridge for Sgt. Gilbertson. The Kansas Department […]

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Florence Lodge turns into hot spot for breakfast

Florence Lodge turns into hot spot for breakfast

Les Allison, member of the Masonic Lodge 114, Florence, preps Sunday’s breakfast, which is served on the third Sunday of each month between the months of April through October. The meal is served from 7 a.m. until about 1 p.m. The next breakfast is planned for Aug 18, and everyone is welcome to enjoy good food, good friends and good […]

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