Category: County Wide News

Grace Church kicks-off children’s programs

Grace Church kicks-off children’s programs

Grace Church kicks-off children’s programs On Saturday, Sept 8, Grace Church hosted a kick-off of their children’s programs. It was a time for the community to come out for information, fun, food and a chance to see their new building. Services are already being held there with an official relaunch scheduled for sometime in October. Kids were welcome to participate […]

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Hillsboro Community Foundation Hires Bonnie Darwin

Hillsboro Community Foundation and Central Kansas Community Foundation are pleased to announce the hiring of Bonnie Darwin as the Foundation’s new Director in Hillsboro. Bonnie replaces Cynthia Fleming who served as Hillsboro’s Director from 2015 to 2018 and oversaw the growth of the Foundations assets to the 2.5 million. This year the Foundation distributed $64,000 in grants to various nonprofit […]

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Lincolnville Octoberfest is right around the corner

Octoberfest is on October 6th in Lincolnville starting early with breakfast at 7a.m. and ending late with the dance starting at 8p.m.. The theme this year is Small Town Saturday Night.This year’s Octoberfest will be doing some new things like a Farmer’s Market and a Pet show. The beer garden will open earlier this year. An appetizer contest has been […]

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Fundraiser will benefit Florence Library

The Florence Public Library will host a fundraiser on Monday, Sept. 10, at 5 p.m. at the library. Grilled hamburgers, chips and all the trimmings, along with a dessert, will be served for a free will offering. This will continue to be a community fundraiser, with net proceeds being divided between the library and another non-profit organization in Florence. Come […]

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Livewires Empire Best 4-H Club gives update

The Livewires-Empire Best 4-H club held its monthly meeting at the Marston’s house in Canton August 12th, 2018. The meeting was called to order by President Cash Toews. The Flag Salute and 4H Pledge were then given. Roll Call was answered to “What is your memory from this year’s fair season?” 10 members, 2 leaders and 7 parents & guests […]

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Parkview Mennonite Brethren recognized for 10 years as Shoebox Gift drop off location

On August 19, Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church was recognized by Operation Christmas Child for ten years of service as a Shoebox Gift drop off location. Over the past ten years the church has collected 10,562 shoebox gifts that were distributed to children in over 160 countries around the world with the greatest needs. Many of these children are victims of […]

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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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