Category: County Wide News

Fall sports to resume at normal date

On Tuesday, the KSHSAA Executive Board decided that all fall activities will begin as scheduled for the 2020-21 school year. This includes practice and competition. Local school districts retain the right to modify the start dates for practice or competition based on their local and county health recommendations. The KSHSAA considerations for fall activities released on July 22 are still […]

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Five new positive cases of COVID-19

The Marion County Health Department announced this afternoon around 5 p.m. that five new confirmed positive cases have been identified in Marion County. The cases have been placed in isolation.  Marion County Health Department reports 42 total cases of coronavirus disease in Marion County, with 11 active cases. New cases:  Positive case is a female in her 80s  Positive case […]

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Peabody departments get PPE donation

Peabody departments get PPE donation

Bailey Penner, Peabody volunteer firefighter, dons a protective face shield and fist bumps Becky Nickel, PCF Director, as Bruce Burke, Peabody Police Chief; Randy Frank, Director of Marion County Emergency Management; and Mark Penner, Peabody Fire Chief, look on. Peabody, KS Peabody Police and Fire Departments are better equipped with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to respond to medical calls during […]

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Hillsboro seniors get together for belated prom

Hillsboro seniors get together for belated prom

Some of the Hillsboro High School Class of 2020 attended a special prom just for them and their dates where they were very careful to follow social distancing protocol. Due to COVID-19, the cancellation of Hillsboro High School’s junior-senior prom was a disappointment to many students who were looking forward to a night of memories. When the notification of the […]

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Hillsboro keeps cruising Main Street throughout summer

Hillsboro keeps cruising Main Street throughout summer

  Kaden Kleiner and his mom Lena Kleiner, picked up some adorable fans while cruising so they could enjoy the fun, too. Jetta Ratzlaff flashes a peace sign while her brother Xavier and cousin Creed Werth flash their goofy grins. The evening was fun for all ages. Mishelle Dush, Hillsboro, driving Main with her young friends along enjoying shaved ice […]

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Completed census forms still needed throughout Marion County

There is still a need for everyone to fill out their Census forms and get them in. Every single one filled out and submitted counts and makes a difference for Marion County. And every town counts. The 2020 Census will have a direct impact on small towns and rural areas across the country for the next 10 years. From disaster […]

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Logan Oborny, a graduating senior at Hillsboro High School, has won a $2,000 MFA Foundation scholarship. Logan Oborny is the child of Kim and Dan Oborny. Logan plans to attend Hutchinson Community College, Hutchinson, KS. The scholarship was sponsored by MFA Oil, Tampa, KS. It is one of approximately 330 scholarships presented this year by MFA Incorporated, MFA Oil Company, […]

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Man who grew up in Marion County gave $2 million to rural medicine

When Harold Ehrlich was growing up on a farm outside Marion, there was only one doctor in the area, and he did everything, often for the price of a few chickens and some eggs. Today, paying with chickens and eggs isn’t the norm, but in rural areas, it is often still one doctor who does everything. Recognizing the important role […]

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Pizza Hut gives check to Hillsboro Fire Department

Pizza Hut gives check to Hillsboro Fire Department

Matt Hein and Merlin Funk of the Hillsboro Fire Department accept the close to $400 check from Pizza Hut Manager Angela Williams. On Saturday, June 30, Pizza Hut donated 20% of all their sales from noon to 8 p.m. to the Hillsboro Fire Department. “I decided to have the fundraiser to show my support for the community. This community has […]

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Kansas changes COVID-19 rules amid rising cases

On Tuesday, the Marion County Health Department announced that there were two new lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 cases identified in Marion County. The cases were placed in isolation and contact tracing began immediately with close contacts also being placed in quarantine. A close contact is defined as being within 6 feet for 10 minutes or longer. The Marion County Health Department […]

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