Category: County Wide News

Pizza Hut gives check to Hillsboro Fire Department

Pizza Hut gives check to Hillsboro Fire Department

Matt Hein and Merlin Funk of the Hillsboro Fire Department accept the close to $400 check from Pizza Hut Manager Angela Williams. On Saturday, June 30, Pizza Hut donated 20% of all their sales from noon to 8 p.m. to the Hillsboro Fire Department. “I decided to have the fundraiser to show my support for the community. This community has […]

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Kansas changes COVID-19 rules amid rising cases

On Tuesday, the Marion County Health Department announced that there were two new lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 cases identified in Marion County. The cases were placed in isolation and contact tracing began immediately with close contacts also being placed in quarantine. A close contact is defined as being within 6 feet for 10 minutes or longer. The Marion County Health Department […]

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St. Luke Hospital recognized for patient safety

St. Luke Hospital is among 115 hospitals statewide being recognized for its exemplary achievements to improve patient safety. The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative (KHC) recognized Kansas hospitals recently at the conclusion of the AHA/HRET Network—a major patient safety initiative spearheaded by the American HospitalAssociation/Health Research & Educational Trust (AHA/HRET) and coordinated in Kansas by KHC. St. Luke Hospital received “Highest Achievement” recognition for […]

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Census Bureau announces resumed field operations

The Census Bureau has announced that they have resumed some 2020 Census field operations in compliance with federal, state, and local health guidance. Kansas re-opened the Census Bureau Offices in Overland Park and Wichita last week. As part of the phased re-opening, the hiring process and update leave operations resumed. The disruption to census operations in the wake of COVID-19 […]

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Jr. Reporter: Summer Time

by Grace Hein Summer described by most kids is the greatest time of the year. Which I agree with. Summer is full of so many fun events and times for everyone. Here are some of the things I usually do each summer. First, there are summer camps such as craft camp, volleyball camp, basketball camp, and my favorite, church camp. […]

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Marion Co. Conservation District announces cost share program through water fund

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 sign up […]

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Governor Kelly has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff to honor victims of COVID-19

Governor Laura Kelly has ordered flags throughout Kansas to be flown at half-staff from Friday, May 22, 2020, to sunset on Sunday, May 24, 2020, to honor the victims of the COVID-19 Pandemic. “The death toll due to coronavirus is devastating in Kansas and beyond,” Kelly said. “We all have an obligation to honor those lost to the virus, to […]

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Governor Kelly adds new phase to plan

Kelly: COVID-19 metrics indicate progress, but caution still needed This afternoon, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly signed Executive Order 20-32, which establishes a new phase to the “Ad Astra: Plan to Reopen Kansas.” The new “1.5” Phase, effective May 18, 2020, continues reopening efforts while preserving some data-driven restrictions necessary to prevent community transmission of COVID-19. “The good news is that […]

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MB Foundation grants nearly $700,000 for COVID-19 relief

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on churches, ministries and individuals, the MB Foundation announces grants totaling $700,000 for the benefit of the Mennonite Brethren church family. Over $340,000 has been distributed back to borrowers in the form of a Borrower Relief Grant. The grants are equal to approximately one month’s interest and have been issued in […]

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Marion County Sheriff announces recovery of stolen property

Sheriff Marion County Sheriff Robert P. Craft Undersheriff David V. Huntley      Press Release  The night of May 5, 2020, Marion County Sheriff‘s Officers served a search warrant for stolen property,  As a result of the search, many items believed to be stolen from throughout the county were recovered including hand tools, power tools, welders, camping equipment, and numerous miscellaneous other items.  […]

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