Category: County Wide News

FACT group donates breath test machines

FACT group donates breath test machines

Clint Corby is given a Preliminary Breath Test from Hillsboro Officer Randy Brazil and FACT Director Ashlee Gann. The hope is that it will be used at school events and dances. Submitted Photo FACT (Families and Communities Together) is the umbrella organization for the Marion County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (SAPC). The coalition recently received a request from a school […]

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Lincolnville 4-H gives their monthly report

Lincolnville Wide Awake 4-H Club held their meeting on Jan. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Roll call was answer by 13 members, three leaders, three parents and one guest with the question “what is your favorite animal?”. The song Frosty the Snowman was led by Brogan Plett. The group then worked on painting snowflake jars and making […]

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Goessel Council sets summer garage sale date

The Goessel city council met the evening of Jan. 14 and discussed the summer city-wide garage sale and determined that Saturday, June 15, will be the date. That will be followed the next Saturday, June 22, by a curbside trash pick-up day. City clerk Jennifer Whitehead had checked with Waste Connections, and June 22 is the only day they can […]

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Kansas Food Bank Receives $5,000

Kansas Food Bank Receives $5,000

Mike Kleiber presents checks to Brian Walker. The Kansas Food Bank has received a combined gift totaling $5,000 from Ag Service Incorporated of Hillsboro and Land O’ Lakes. The Kansas Food Bank will utilize these funds for its Food 4 Kids program to provide chronically hungry children in Hillsboro and Whitewater weekend packets of food where Ag Service Incorporated has […]

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Marion County political parties to host nomination convention

There will be a Nomination Convention held by Marion County Democrats on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. at the Marion Community Center, 203 N. Third St., Marion. This Convention will be for the purpose of electing one candidate from each of the two new commissioner districts, 4 and 5. The requirements for being a candidate is residing in either […]

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Goessel water rates to rise to comply with grant/loan for upgrade

The Goessel city council met on December 17 and discussed water rates. The rates have been too low and needed to be raised in order to comply with grant and loan requirements for a sewer project. The council had agreed at a previous meeting to raise rates in small increments rather than a single larger raise. Therefore, an ordinance was […]

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Florence Library gives monthly update

Thanks to everyone who came out on last month’s icy and cold November fundraiser. We shared our profit with the John McKay Post #308 of Florence. Next months’ fundraiser will be a soup supper at 5 p.m. on Dec.10 at the library, lots of good soup will be served. Our net profits will be shared with the Florence Public Library […]

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Property still topic of discussion for Hillsboro Council

The Hillsboro City Council discussed the property at 312 W. Grand Ave., and a request was made for a two-week delay because legal counsel for the owners couldn’t attend the Dec. 3 meeting. City administrator Larry Paine said the property has not been brought back to the condition outlined by Ben Steketee, code enforcement officer, and Josh Boehm, city attorney. […]

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Marion – Florence FFA Chapter finished second at recent event

Members of the Marion/Florence FFA Chapter received 2nd place in the Greenhand division at the South Central District FFA Dairy Cattle Evaluation Career Development Event on Wednesday, November 14th. The contest was hosted by the Inman FFA Chapter at the McPherson County Fairgrounds. Contest participants were required to evaluate and place 6 classes of dairy cows and heifers. They also […]

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Goessel Council to consider speed change on Main Street

The Goessel city council met on November 19 and discussed the speed limit on Main Street. Currently, the speed limit is 30 mph. Some people feel that is too fast, especially near the schools. Therefore, the suggestion was made to lower the speed limit to 20 mph. It was noted that drivers do not slow down near the schools, jeopardizing […]

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