Category: County Wide News

CMBS annual dinner and tour is April 28

Tabor College’s Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies will host its annual dinner and heritage tour Saturday, April 28. The tour will begin at 11:45 a.m. and the dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Presidential Heritage Lobby of the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts. The tour will begin at the Historic Church on the Tabor campus and visit other historic […]

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‘Young Child Week’ set for 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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County to agrees to hire another EMS person

After a 10-minute executive session for personnel matters, the Marion County Commission started asking EMS director Ed Debesis questions about his request for two more employees at Friday’s payday meeting. Commissioner Randy Dallke said the county is still building the service defending Debesis’ request for two more people. The vote was 2-1 in favor of adding one EMS employee this […]

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Marion council approves insurance renewal

The Marion City Council approved the proposed EMC Insurance renewal presented at its meeting March 26 with a 2.6 percent increase based on the inclusion of a new trash truck and police vehicle. City administrator Roger Holter said the new premium is about $5,000 more, but reflects the new vehicles in the proposal for a total premium estimate of about […]

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Tabor Project SEARCH plans second signing for participants

Tabor Project SEARCH plans second signing for participants

Leaders and participants from the fall semester Project SEARCH cohort celebrate a successful experience. From left are: Izzie Klassen. Thomas Gill, Robert Haude, Ryan Hutton and Ally Larson. “This event is the culmination of all the hard work the Project SEARCH staff has put into the recruitment of prospective interns,” said Haude, chair of the Project SEARCH advisory committee. The […]

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Nursing student receives $5,000 scholarship

Lisa Shoop, a nursing student from Coffeyville has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship to help complete her degree. The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas Founda­tion Scholarship winner was chosen in January after an application process. “During her time in the RN-BSN program, Lisa has demonstrated the college’s mission through her work and service to teen moms, infants, children and […]

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County hears new option for solid waste problem

The Marion County commissioners continued exploring options at its March 5 meeting for managing a solid waste facility with the latest proposal presented by Rocky Hett of Marion. “Even with (building) a new transfer station, we are still spending $250,000 a year in tipping fees to Butler County,” Hett said. “But, if we had our own landfill—small, and just for […]

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Goessel council sets city-wide garage sale for June 30

The Goessel City Council decided at its Feb. 20 meeting to schedule the annual city-wide garage sale for Satur­day, June 30. The city-wide clean-up day will follow on Saturday, July 7. City Clerk Jennifer Whitehead said clean-up bins have already been scheduled with Waste Connections, the trash hauler, for that day. The council listened to presentations from Merrill Yoder of […]

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Food commodities to arrive in county Feb. 21

Government surplus commodities will arrive at senior centers in Marion County Feb. 21. Each site will distribute them according to their own schedule and may not distribute on the same day. Check with your local site for its schedule. Lehigh residents should pick up commodities at Main Street Ministries in Hillsboro. If there are no commodities left at your site, […]

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County entertains more ideas for transfer station

The Marion County Commission is inundated with ideas of how to handle its solid waste issues with yet another option presenting itself at the Feb. 12 meeting. Jack P. Chappelle, a professional engineer with Engineering Solutions & Design Inc. of Overland Park, provided information on direct hauling trash as an alternative to building a new transfer station. Chappelle, and the […]

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