Category: County Wide News

Fair results 2019

4-H Results 4-H Food – Nutrition 350: Commissioner’s Cookies: Happy Hustlers 4-H Club (HH) 1st; Peabody Achievers 4-H Club (PA) 2nd; Goessel Goal Getters 4-H Club (GGG) 3rd; 4300: Non-Perishable Food Product, 9-11 Years Old: Emma Bartel (SC) Blue; Anthony Boden (GGG) Blue, Red, Purple; Ev Cannon (GGG) Red, Blue, Purple; Maria Carlson (HH) 2 Purple, 2 Blue; Natalie Church […]

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Marion County comes  together to fill backpacks

Marion County comes together to fill backpacks

Over 70 backpacks were filled with supplies and given out to kids kindergarten through eighth grade all over Marion County on Saturday. The backpacks and supplies were donated by individuals and organizations throughout the county. This is the first year of the event, and the committee behind it all plans to continue for future years. Provided Photo Many kids throughout […]

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Bridge at Ark City being named for soldier with local ties

Bridge at Ark City being named for soldier with local ties

A ceremony dedicating the Sgt. Kevin A. Gilbertson Memorial Bridge will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3, at Arkansas City ­– honoring a U.S. Army soldier who died in the Iraq War. A sign with his name will be unveiled. The ceremony is open to the public. WHO: Sgt. Kevin A. Gilbertson. WHAT: Ceremony naming bridge for Sgt. Gilbertson. The Kansas Department […]

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Florence Lodge turns into hot spot for breakfast

Florence Lodge turns into hot spot for breakfast

Les Allison, member of the Masonic Lodge 114, Florence, preps Sunday’s breakfast, which is served on the third Sunday of each month between the months of April through October. The meal is served from 7 a.m. until about 1 p.m. The next breakfast is planned for Aug 18, and everyone is welcome to enjoy good food, good friends and good […]

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Marion County Fair is underway

Marion County Fair is underway

From left: Riley Thomas, 9, Nivea Funk, 8, and Athena Funk, 9, showed their horses in the horse portion of the The Marion County Fair on Sunday. Thomas received 1 GC purple, 1 RC pink, 4 blues, 3 reds, and 1 white. Nivea received 4 reds. Athena received 1 blue, 2 reds and 1 white. All three are from Goessel. […]

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Beer garden expanded for this year’s Marion County fair

The fair will have a beer garden again this year during the demolition derby, but they are expanding it. Beer drinkers will be able to buy beers and enjoy them in an expanded area. The Hillsboro City Council approved the plans in their meeting on April 16 after hearing from Brent Unruh, Marion Co Fair Vice President, who is in […]

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New events, old traditions in place for the County Fair

TThe 89th Annual Marion County Fair will be featuring some new events in addition to the traditions that many have come to know and love. “We are trying to listen. We are trying to evolve,” said Cindy Gladdis, fair treasurer. For those who love the big truck events, there are two new features to love. There will be a Truck […]

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Having fun on the street in Marion

Having fun on the street in Marion

Marion hosted their 1st Annual Street Dance on Saturday. Main street was closed off from 2nd to 3rd and guests enjoyed all kinds of activities. A highlight was when the Marion Fire Dept. ran the firehose so kids could play in the water and cool off. The Matt Engels Band played from the stage set up on Main Street while […]

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Goessel teen travels to D.C. with FFA Association

Goessel teen travels to D.C. with FFA Association

Alexandria Cox, a Goessel FFA student, traveled to Washington D.C. this summer. Provided photo. Goessel High School Senior, Alexandria Nickel, spent this past week of her summer traveling to Washington D.C with 70 other members of the Kansas FFA Association which is hosted by the National FFA Organization. 370 FFA members from Kansas, Iowa, Colorado, South Dakota, and Missouri were […]

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Local author announces book signing

Elaine McAllister of Hillsboro announces the release of Celebrate Grandparenting: 101 Ideas to Intentionally Connect with your Grands, which offers practical, user-friendly resources for grandparent-grandchild activities. Award-winning writer, blogger, and columnist, McAllister passionately embraces her role as a grandparent and encourages others to do the same by sharing creative and practical ideas to intentionally celebrate grandparenting every day. As influencers […]

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