Category: County Wide News

Hillsboro resident recounts EMS near-death story

Marion County commissioners heard Monday from Craig Dodd, a Hillsboro resident who described an ordeal that near­ly cost him his life. “After all the recent newspaper articles, stories and rumors (regarding the ambulance service), you have an opportunity to hear one story from the horse’s mouth,” he said. Dodd said he went out to his pasture Saturday, May 13, to […]

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KDOR executes tax warrant in Marion

Agents from the Kansas Department of Revenue, accompanied by the Marion Police Department, on Thursday executed tax warrants and seized the assets of Cynthia K. Taylor, dba Cindy’s Family Cafe, owned by Cynthia K. Taylor, for nonpayment of sales tax in excess of $16,000. The warrants were filed in Marion County District Court. The assets were seized at 8:30 a.m. […]

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County transfer station in need of repairs

County transfer station in need of repairs

The suspended floor above the area where trash is collected is no longer flushed with the lower level. In addition to the concrete being gnawed away, rebar and deep cracks are also visible on the suspended floor, which could create a safety hazard in the not-so-distant future. The Marion County Commission discussed the structural integrity of the floor at the […]

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Lake residents present complaints

The Marion County Com­mission listened to an unhappy group of county lake residents at its Monday meeting. About 20 Marion County Park and Lake residents wanted the commissioners to consider a more proactive approach and changes in policy. One concern was in allowing residents to mow at the lake to include the slab, said Commissioner Dianne Novak. Commission Chair Randy […]

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Five Hillsboro residents arrested on drug charges

Five Hillsboro residents were arrested May 6 with two accused of possession and intent to distribute marijuana and three others with possession of marijuana. Hillsboro Police Chief Dan Kinning on Friday said, “information was collected,” which resulted in obtaining and executing a search warrant at 703 S. Washington. “We arrived at 6 a.m. Wednesday,” Kinning said. Those charged with possession […]

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Commissioners strike a deal for new EMS home

Marion County Commissioners seem to have struck a $175,000 deal with Galen Unruh, owner of Auto House on Commercial Drive, during its April 24 meeting. The purchase means Marion County EMS will soon have a new home once Su­san Robson, county counselor, and Unruh further negotiate the final contract terms. But ever since mid-December, it’s been an uphill battle for […]

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Blizzard damage in western Kansas; estimates begin as skies finally clear

As Kansans in the western third of the state begin to dig out from under heavy snow, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management will work with counties to determine the extent of damage to public infrastructure and utilities. KDEM plans to scale back 24-hour operations this evening at 7 p.m. and return to its regular schedule on Tuesday. A reduced […]

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$1,200 stolen from county attorney’s office

The Marion County Commission learned at its Monday meeting that a theft occurred in the county at­tor­ney’s office Tuesday, April 18. County Attorney Courtney Boehm said the incident happened late in the afternoon and a deposit of about $1,200 was taken. “Not sure if any of you have been in our office, but it is a locked, secure door, Boehm […]

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Goessel council reviews water issues

The Goessel City Council discussed water issues and funding possibilities during its April 17 meeting. Rose Mary Saunders, a consultant with Ranson Financial, discussed options with the council. Saunders offered to help with grant writing, municipal bonds and other methods of funding. Saunders talked briefly about back-flow preventers and sewer linings. She also said if there are enough breaks in […]

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Marion public hearing addresses property complaints

Prior to its regular meeting, the Marion City Council had a public hearing regarding the property at 714 Sherman, owned by Deliliah Belshe of Marion. The owner was present at the hearing. Marty Fredrickson, public works and code enforcement, said he took photos of the structure on Friday nothing had changed on the house since February. Belshe said on Saturday […]

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