Category: County Wide News

Goessel 4-H gives their monthly report

The monthly Meeting of the Goessel Goal Getters 4-H club was held at 7 p.m. on Oct 5 at the Goessel city building. Roll call was “What is what is your favorite Halloween candy?” There were two guests, four leaders, six parents, and 13 members for a total of 25 people present. Last month’s meeting was at 7 p.m. at […]

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Peabody Community Foundation awards two COVID-19 grants

Peabody Community Foundation awards two COVID-19 grants

Peabody Community Foundation (PCF) recently announced two grants to ease the strain of COVID-19 on the community: one will help sustain the Senior Center and the other to enhance programming at the Township Library. PCF opened a Community Response Fund in March to serve the needs of qualifying not-for-profits during the pandemic and has granted a total of $4,130 to […]

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Marion 4-H gives monthly meeting report

Marion 4-H gives monthly meeting report

Ryker Salsbury gave a project talk about his Smith & Wesson 22 Victory pistol when the Happy Hustlers 4-H Club held their monthly meeting on Sept. 7. The meeting was held at the County Lake Hall at 7 p.m. “What’s the best part of your 4-H year?” was the roll call question and was answered by 11 members. 4 leaders […]

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MES just a little different

Marion Elementary Principal Justin Wasmuth is excited about the school year and wants parents and students to know that he and his staff are doing all they can to keep things as routine and normal as possible. “Well as routine and as normal as we can with masks and physical distancing,” said Wasmuth. The main change is that everyone needs […]

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Several Tabor students test positive for COVID-19

Several Tabor students test positive for COVID-19

Tabor College released a statement moments ago updating the public: “Wednesday afternoon, in following our established COVID protocol, a student experienced symptoms and contacted a medical professional. On the advice of the medical professional, the student was tested at our CLIA approved COVID laboratory and the test result was positive. Teammates experiencing symptoms were also tested and two additional students […]

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Volunteers help with school supplies

Volunteers help with school supplies

The volunteers at Parkview Mennonite Church were busy on Monday getting school supplies ready for the Hillsboro Elementary School students. The church gathered donations as well as gave their own and purchased all of the supplies for the students. This is the second year the church has done this.

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New dining establishment may have to close

Many in Marion County haven’t even had the chance to try out Edward’s Cafe in Marion yet due to COVID-19, and they may not get the chance at all. This is because Edward’s Cafe will be closed for a few weeks if not for good. The Cafe, which is owned by Lincolnville’s Mike Beneke and only recently opened up in […]

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Marion students give money raised to their school

Marion students give money raised to their school

Dawson and Easton Jones presented $104.50 to Marion Elemementary School Principal Mr. Wasmuth after selling lemonade at their stand on Wednesday at their stand! The money will go to MES teachers to help with costs for supplies for their classrooms. “What a great example of working hard and thinking of others! We appreciate it and are proud of you boys,” […]

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Blue-green algae warning moved to watch at lake

The Marion County Lake has been dropped from Blue-green Algae warning down to a watch. This means the swimming area has re-opened. “We ask you to please be cautious, as conditions can change rather quickly. If you think you see it or have questions on what blue-green algae looks like, please stop by the office. It’s always better to be […]

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Preparing for school in a time of uncertainty

Getting kids ready for going back to school can always be a time of anxiety and chaos in any given August (or now September), but this year has brought many new and unimagined anxieties and chaos as Marion County parents prepare to send their children back to school during a global pandemic. Thankfully, the numbers here have been smaller compared […]

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