Category: County Wide News

‘FACT’ group receives grant from Peabody Foundation

Families and Communities Together, Inc. (FACT) is pleased to announce that we have received a $1,000 grant from the Peabody Community Foundation affiliate of the Central, Kansas Community Foundation. This award allows FACT to contribute toward payments for basic necessities of heat, light, water, shelter and transportation for low-income families in the USD 398 District. These funds will have a […]

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Goessel to get new sign

The Goessel city council met on March 18 and discussed the Goessel sign near K-15 that identifies the city. The council had already been discussing replacing that sign for several months and had considered various options. They had obtained pictures and prices. Council members have acknowledged that the current sign served the city well for many years. But it has […]

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County Commission approves insurance plan

Even though insurance claims were higher than they’ve ever been in the history of Marion County, the commissioners by a 2-1 vote, agreed to stay with the same plan as this year with one exception at the meeting March 25. The first motion, presented by Commissioner Randy Dallke was in keeping the plan exactly the same as it was this […]

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Marion County participates in the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

Marion County participates in the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

From left: Tuesday Weisbeck, Kinsey Klein and Dani-Quinn Klein presented their business at the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. They won 2nd place for their Venus bath Bath Bombs. Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press The 2019 Marion County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge was held from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 in the Marion Community Building. There were six business teams present. Five […]

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County commission discusses wind energy, need for research

After the Marion County Commission recessed from its meeting at the Marion City Building, it returned to the courthouse to continue with the remaining agenda items. The discussion also continued about the wind turbine project being proposed by Expedition Wind Project, based in Wayzata, Minn., with Pat Pelstring representing the group. With a smaller contingency of people, either for or […]

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Poster winners receive prizes at HES

Poster winners receive prizes at HES

From left: Gracelyn Just, Quinlyn Funk and June Schmidt pose with their winning posters and prizes in front of their grade at Hillsboro Elementary School. The fifth graders there participated in an Arbor Day contest. Just and Funk each won for their classrooms and Schmidt won for the entire grade. Schmidt’s piece will move on to the district competition. All […]

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Rod’s Tires Customer Appreciation Pancakes

Rod’s Tires Customer Appreciation Pancakes

The line for the warm breakfast was out the door at times. Chris Cakes of Wichita and Rod’s Tires kept the line moving with their excellent serving. The business fed over 800 people pancakes and sausage.        

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Monster truck fun on Valentines Day

Monster truck fun on Valentines Day

  Residents from all over Hillsboro came out to watch the famous monster truck called Bigfoot on Valentines Day.     Bigfoot stands at 15 feet, six inches high, measures 20 feet, five inches across and weighs over 38,000 pounds. The crowd watched in awe as driver Larry Swim repeatedly drove the truck over four cars smashing them more with […]

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FACT group donates breath test machines

FACT group donates breath test machines

Clint Corby is given a Preliminary Breath Test from Hillsboro Officer Randy Brazil and FACT Director Ashlee Gann. The hope is that it will be used at school events and dances. Submitted Photo FACT (Families and Communities Together) is the umbrella organization for the Marion County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (SAPC). The coalition recently received a request from a school […]

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Lincolnville 4-H gives their monthly report

Lincolnville Wide Awake 4-H Club held their meeting on Jan. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Roll call was answer by 13 members, three leaders, three parents and one guest with the question “what is your favorite animal?”. The song Frosty the Snowman was led by Brogan Plett. The group then worked on painting snowflake jars and making […]

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