Category: County Wide News

Be aware of scammers

People in Kansas are being warned to be extra vigilant as scam callers are likely to ramp up their activity over the next few weeks to take advantage of increasing amounts of people being at home due to the current Coronavirus outbreak. Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt put out a warning to Kansas consumers and investors about potential scams in the […]

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Counties to receive Kansas portion of Strategic National Stockpile

FEMA has delivered Kansas’ portion of the Strategic National Stockpile and the Kansas Division of Emergency Management will coordinate distribution of these critical resources to all 105 counties starting this weekend to help communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Strategic National Stockpile is the nation’s largest supply of potentially life-saving pharmaceuticals and medical supplies for use in a public […]

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COVID-19 proper laundry guidelines

Along with frequent hand-washing, make regular laundering of clothing and linens part of your routine to help prevent the spread of COVID_19. Following these guidelines can help keep you and your family safe. Here are some helpful tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Environmental Protection Agency: Do not shake laundry. This minimizes the possibility of a […]

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A Jr. Reporter story: A passion for teaching

A Jr. Reporter story: A passion for teaching

Keli (right) with her husband By: Zaylah Wray (a fourth-grader at Hesston Elementary School) Once there was a girl who lived by the town of Durham on a farm in a big yellow house. Her name was Keli. She loved her siblings. Playing with them was awesome! Whenever they played school she was ALWAYS the teacher. Little did anyone know, […]

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Community foundations providing funding during pandemic

Marion County, KS – Four local community foundations are identifying needs and accepting donations as part of the Central Kansas Community Foundation (CKCF) COVID-19 response efforts. CKCF affiliates in Florence, Goessel, Hillsboro and Peabody each have community foundation boards of directors who can connect charities with available funds. Last week, CKCF circulated the COVID-19 Needs Assessment to identify emerging needs […]

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Goessel Goal Getters give their monthly report

Goessel Goal Getters give their monthly report

The Goessel Goal Getters held a winter party at The Core in Hillsboro on Feb. 16. The monthly meeting of the Goessel Goal Getters was held at 7 p.m. on Feb 10 in the Goessel High School library. Roll call was “Guess how many candies were in the jar.” It was answered by 35 people. The pledge leader was Mackenzie […]

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Master spellers at Hillsboro Elementary

Master spellers at Hillsboro Elementary

Fourth graders Brayson Amstutz and D’asia Cox came in as runner-up and winner for Hillsboro Elementary School. Last week both went on and represented their school at the Marion County Spelling Bee. Principal Evan Yoder said, “D’asia and Brayson battled for 19 rounds before a winner would be declared. D’asia won by spelling the word “drastic” correctly. They both competed […]

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Marion student wins Masonic Lodge award

Marion student wins Masonic Lodge award

Les Allison and Blaine Warkentine, both of the Masonic Lodge in Florence, awarded Marion High School Student Laura Savage her 3rd place certificate as well as a check for $2000 for her essay on forced volunteerism. Over 80 high schoolers around the state entered the contest. Savage said she wasn’t even going to submit her essay since she didn’t think […]

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Goessel Goal Getters December report

The monthly meeting of the Goessel Goal Getters 4-H club was held from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec 7 in the Goessel High School cafeteria. The junior leaders hosted the party. We played the following games Snowman bowling, Candy Cane walk and unwrapped a Saran wrap ball. We enjoyed Christmas goodies while painting salt dough Christmas tree ornaments. After a […]

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Soup Supper after a hard day’s work

Soup Supper after a hard day’s work

On Saturday, Nov. 2 the City of Hillsboro staff provided and hosted a soup supper for the many volunteers who laid bricks on Grand Street this past summer. The come-and-go meal was held in the HHS Commons for volunteers and their families.   The Wichert family visits with each other, friends and neighbors as they enjoy their meal.   Dan […]

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