Category: County Wide News

Parents get creative with provided lunches

Parents get creative with provided lunches

While there have been many negatives during the crazy time of the pandemic, there have also been some positives. Even though people have had to go without much, there are others doing all they can to help meet some of those needs. One of the ways that this has been done is through giving food. All of the school districts […]

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Junior Reporters share their stories

The Junior Reporter series continues and it has been great. This week’s topic was “how are you keeping yourself entertained and passing the time?” Here is how two of our county’s youth answered: What This Time Is Showing Me By Grace Hein I never thought that my last chapter of middle school would be spent staying at home. While at […]

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Pandemic relief funds opened up

The Hillsboro Community Foundation, an affiliate of Central Kansas Community Foundation, opened the Hillsboro Community Relief Fund to address the specific needs of the Hillsboro community. In the first round of the grant cycle initiated by CKCF, $31,000 was granted to several communities, of which the Hillsboro Community Relief Fund helped fund two grant requests in the Hillsboro area for […]

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Junior Reporters discuss bravery

Junior Reporters discuss bravery

    Adriana at Braums after cutting off the top of her finger. Adriana Duerksen with the quilt that she made   By Adriana Duerksen One day I was sewing in my grandma’s sewing shop working on a quilt that I was hoping to get hand quilted by my great-grandmother. When all of a sudden, out of nowhere, slice, owwwwwwww! […]

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Pavement replacement in Marion County

Beginning Monday, April 20, work will begin for pavement replacement on a three-mile long section of US-56/US-77 in Marion County. The section begins approximately two miles north of Lincolnville at 310th Avenue and extends North to 340th Avenue at Lost Springs Corner. Traffic signals will be used to direct one 11-foot lane of traffic through construction. Traffic should expect delays […]

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Peabody Foundation activates community relief fund

Donors in Peabody have committed over $5000 to the Peabody Community Foundation (PCF) Community Relief Fund in support of the COVID-19 relief efforts. As a result of incoming donations and anticipated needs, the PCF board took action to open The Peabody Community Relief Fund. “I was contacted two weeks ago by a supporter of PCF wondering what we were going […]

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Pandemic has scam artists out in full force

People in Kansas are being warned to be extra vigilant as scam callers are likely to ramp up their activity over the next few weeks to take advantage of increasing amounts of people being at home due to the current Coronavirus outbreak. Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt put out a warning to Kansas consumers and investors about potential scams in the […]

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Car insurance discounts, rebates possible because of pandemic

One perk of the Stay at Home order has been all the gas money and wear and tear that people have been saving on their cars. Even essential errands around town have often become ones that people opt to use as an excuse to stretch their legs and walk to. Well, it looks like you might be able to save […]

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Be aware of scammers

People in Kansas are being warned to be extra vigilant as scam callers are likely to ramp up their activity over the next few weeks to take advantage of increasing amounts of people being at home due to the current Coronavirus outbreak. Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt put out a warning to Kansas consumers and investors about potential scams in the […]

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Counties to receive Kansas portion of Strategic National Stockpile

FEMA has delivered Kansas’ portion of the Strategic National Stockpile and the Kansas Division of Emergency Management will coordinate distribution of these critical resources to all 105 counties starting this weekend to help communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Strategic National Stockpile is the nation’s largest supply of potentially life-saving pharmaceuticals and medical supplies for use in a public […]

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