Category: County Wide News

Marion council takes action on long-term projects

The city of Marion took steps Monday to move forward on two long-term projects. First, the city approved a bid to officially begin its downtown revitalization project, five years after the process began. Then, the city accepted two grants from the Kansas Department of Transporta­tion for upgrades to the city’s airport. This process began three years ago. Each were unanimously […]

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Goessel City Council makes annual office appointments

The Goessel City Coun­cil made annual appointments at its May 21 meeting. The appointments were Jennifer Whitehead, city clerk and court clerk; Greg Nickel, municipal judge; Josh Boehm, city attorney; and Patsy Schmidt, treasurer. There are no changes in these positions. The Citizens State Bank is the official depository. The council appointed Miriam Freeman and Kir­sten Solberg to the library […]

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Tampa Community Foundation awards four monetary scholarships

Tampa Community Foundation awards four monetary scholarships

Emily Costello Kannady, representing the Tampa Community Foundation, presents certificates to the scholarship winners for 2018: (from left) Zach Barney, Max Svoboda, Cole Srajer and Austin Peterson. Not pictured Quentin Stuchlik. The applicants were asked to write an essay on, “What can the Tampa and Marion County community do to help attract you to live here?” Svoboda was the winner […]

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Goessel school board accepts $1,000 for gardening project

The Goessel school board accepted a $1,000 donation from Jerald Grey, general manager of Hiland Dairy, during its May 14 meeting. The money is to be used for seeds, tools, gardening supplies and lesson materials for the school’s gardening project. John Fast, superintendent and elementary principal, said the donation is greatly appreciated and would be presented to the school the […]

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Goessel receives funding for sewer project

City Clerk Jennifer Whitehead informed the Goessel City Council during its April 16 meeting that temporary financing has now been awarded for the sewer project. Rose Mary Saunders of Ranson Financial had talked with the council during its Feb. 20 meeting about temporary notes and interim financing. Saunders, White­head and Public Works Director Karen Dalke traveled to Salina to accept […]

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Marion chosen to host opera workshop later this summer

Symphony in the Flint Hills and International Opera Workshop will partner for a second year to host Opera Workshop in the Flint Hills from July 24 to Aug. 5. The two-week-long Master Class will bring advanced students and young professional singers from points throughout the nation to the rural Flint Hills community of Marion. Following a rigorous audition process, artistic […]

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Local woman receives 70-year award from DAR

Local woman receives 70-year award from DAR

Jean Beauchamp of Hills­boro was awarded a 70-year certificate April 14 for being in the Daughters of the Ameri­can Revolution. To be a daughter requires having a blood relative who fought in the American Revolution. Beauchamp is a member of the Newton Chapter NSDAR. On either side of her are Debbie Sheldon (left), treasurer, and Barb Casteel, current regent.

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Male arrested for alleged plot

A 20-year-old Hillsboro man was arrested April 14 after allegedly plotting to burglarize the home of Ron Herbel, a Hillsboro man, and then allegedly kidnap him. But when his accomplice, identified as Alex­an­der Barlow, supposedly changed his mind, Pat­ric G. Patterson, purported to have struck him, and threatened to kill him if he told anyone, said Police Chief Dan Kinning. […]

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County Extension office promoting ‘Week of Young Child’ April 16-20

The Marion County K-State Research and Exten­sion office, along with community partners, will be hosting free interactive storybook activities April 16-20 across Marion County in honor of “The Week of the Young Child.” WOYC is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Chil­dren celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, and families. Families are […]

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Marion council discusses future power options

The Marion City Council discussed the possibilities associated with distributive generations for the future, typically linked with renewable-energy technologies to include solar energy and wind power. City Administrator Roger Holter said he’s had discussions with Clayton Garnicka, electrical supervisor, and Councilor and Acting Vice-Mayor John Wheeler about changes happening with cars on home-charging systems. “Even with a 90 amp charger, […]

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