Category: County Wide News

Man who jumped out of moving train found in Marion County

At 3:37 a.m. on August 12, Harvey County contacted Marion County Dispatch and advised that a subject jad jumped from a moving train somewhere around the Marion-Harvey County line near US 50 Highway on the BNSF tracks. They requested officers check the area to see if the subject could be located. At 10:30 a.m. Troopers from the Kansas Highway Patrol […]

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Cow being held by Sheriff’s office

A 1,000 pound black cow was found in the 800 block of 130th St in Hillsboro. If you are missing your cow, contact the Marion County Sheriff’s office at 620-382-2144 to identify it.

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Public comes out to donate

Public comes out to donate

Betty Seibel visits with Red Cross employee, Pam Cooke, as she donates blood at the Red Cross Community Blood Drive. Her latest donation brings her total amount of blood donations to six gallons. Betty has been donating for over 35 years. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press Parkview Mennonite Church hosted a Red Cross Community Blood Drive from 12-6 p.m. […]

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Strange blobs nothing to worry about at lake

Strange blobs nothing to worry about at lake

One of two bryozoan colonies found floating by the shore, down the hill from the Marion County Lake office. Kevin Hower / Free Press You may have noticed, scattered around the shorelines of Marion County Lake, gelatinous— and perhaps vaguely brain-like— round blobs of various sizes, floating on or near the surface of the water. In stark contrast to the […]

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Florence Library news and notes

Thank you to everyone who attended our library fundraiser in July. We truly appreciate the support of the community for our library. We are happy to announce we will host another community fundraiser at 5 p.m. Aug. 13 at the library. Proceeds will be divided between the library and another community nonprofit organization in Florence. On the menu will be […]

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Goessel woman wins painting raffle

Goessel woman wins painting raffle

Congratulations to Cindy Wiens of Goessel for winning the raffle drawing of the 30-inch by 40-inch original painting of the Schroeder Barn at the Mennonite Heritage and Agriculture Museum. The painting was done to call attention to the Schroeder Barn restoration project beginning this fall on the museum grounds. The drawing was held the last day of Country Threshing Days in […]

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Goessel Council hears of fireworks for the public on Aug. 4

The Goessel city council met on July 23 and heard from Mayor Dave Schrag that brothers Dallas, Jeff and Mike Boese had purchased a large amount of fireworks and would like to share them with the community on the Saturday evening of Threshing Days, Aug. 4. Everyone is invited free of charge, and there is no cost to the city. […]

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Marion County Commission election surveys

Marion County Commission election surveys

Kent Becker Kent Becker 680 290th Road,Durham, KS Cell: 620-382-5296 beckerkentd@gmail.com Occupation: County commissioner, bank consultant and director Family : Wife: Ginger; Sons: Tony resides in Colorado and Todd resides in Marion County. Four grandchildren Years resided in Kansas: 66 years; born and raised in Durham/Marion County Previous political experience: One year and four months as Marion County Commissioner Eight […]

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Retro float earns win for Ramona Independence Day parade

Retro float earns win for Ramona Independence Day parade

The Retro in Ramona float was the first place float winner in the Independence Day parade at Ramona on Saturday. Showing off their retro attire, transportation and seating, from left, are Lexi Todd, Julie Noeth and Stephanie Symns.

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Bridge closure could lead to long detour

Bridge closure could lead to long detour

Those driving from Newton to Peabody can soon expect the length of their trip to be more than tripled. That is, if they take the state’s recommended detour. The Kansas Department of Transportation announced Thursday that it will be making repairs over the next two months to Bridge 58, a bridge on Highway 50 that spans I-135 in Harvey County. […]

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