Category: County Wide News

Marion students package food for a good cause

Marion students package food for a good cause

Cassie Meyer attended a leadership conference in Washington D.C. this past summer where she got to tour the capital and participate in leadership assessments and sessions. She designed a LTS, Living to Serve, plan which is a program that helps combat needs in the community. For her plan, she decided to help combat the need for food in Marion County […]

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Conservation District has new sign up for programs

The Marion County Conservation District announces a new sign up period for the Water Resources and Non Point Source cost-share programs. Funding provided by the Division of Conservation, Kansas Department of Agriculture, through appropriations from the Kansas Water Plan Fund. The Water Resources Program promotes soil and water conservation, while Non Point Source focuses on water quality protection practices. The […]

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Goessel sign to be replaced after council decision

The Goessel city council met on April 15 and discussed the Goessel sign near K-15. The old sign served the city well for many years but has faded and nearly blew over in recent wind. The sign has now been removed, and the space is being prepared for a new sign. A business in Potwin, Kansas, called 2DOGS Concrete Designs, […]

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‘FACT’ group receives grant from Peabody Foundation

Families and Communities Together, Inc. (FACT) is pleased to announce that we have received a $1,000 grant from the Peabody Community Foundation affiliate of the Central, Kansas Community Foundation. This award allows FACT to contribute toward payments for basic necessities of heat, light, water, shelter and transportation for low-income families in the USD 398 District. These funds will have a […]

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Goessel to get new sign

The Goessel city council met on March 18 and discussed the Goessel sign near K-15 that identifies the city. The council had already been discussing replacing that sign for several months and had considered various options. They had obtained pictures and prices. Council members have acknowledged that the current sign served the city well for many years. But it has […]

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County Commission approves insurance plan

Even though insurance claims were higher than they’ve ever been in the history of Marion County, the commissioners by a 2-1 vote, agreed to stay with the same plan as this year with one exception at the meeting March 25. The first motion, presented by Commissioner Randy Dallke was in keeping the plan exactly the same as it was this […]

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Marion County participates in the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

Marion County participates in the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

From left: Tuesday Weisbeck, Kinsey Klein and Dani-Quinn Klein presented their business at the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. They won 2nd place for their Venus bath Bath Bombs. Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press The 2019 Marion County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge was held from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 in the Marion Community Building. There were six business teams present. Five […]

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County commission discusses wind energy, need for research

After the Marion County Commission recessed from its meeting at the Marion City Building, it returned to the courthouse to continue with the remaining agenda items. The discussion also continued about the wind turbine project being proposed by Expedition Wind Project, based in Wayzata, Minn., with Pat Pelstring representing the group. With a smaller contingency of people, either for or […]

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Poster winners receive prizes at HES

Poster winners receive prizes at HES

From left: Gracelyn Just, Quinlyn Funk and June Schmidt pose with their winning posters and prizes in front of their grade at Hillsboro Elementary School. The fifth graders there participated in an Arbor Day contest. Just and Funk each won for their classrooms and Schmidt won for the entire grade. Schmidt’s piece will move on to the district competition. All […]

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Rod’s Tires Customer Appreciation Pancakes

Rod’s Tires Customer Appreciation Pancakes

The line for the warm breakfast was out the door at times. Chris Cakes of Wichita and Rod’s Tires kept the line moving with their excellent serving. The business fed over 800 people pancakes and sausage.        

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