Category: County Wide News

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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Funding for county eco-devo work sparks debate

Marion County Community Economic Development Corp. board member Mike Beneke spoke to the commission in a special meeting Jan. 31 about allowing the group to have its total allocation of $165,000, minus $41,250 already paid in January. After some debate, the commission voted 2-1 in favor of providing three-quarters of the $165,000 at the end of February with the final […]

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Peabody foundation issues grants

Peabody Community Foundation awarded $10,068 in grants to 11 area groups Saturday, Feb. 3, at the annual Pancake Day at Peabody Senior Center. More than 150 people attended the event, where funds were raised for the ongoing work and future grants by PCF. The largest individual grant was $4,000 to the Peabody Hearts for Hart Park, an organization working to […]

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County Department on Aging offers assistance for key financial forms

Marion County Depart­ment on Aging is available to help individuals and families in Marion County apply for Homestead, Low Income Energy Program and file federal and state returns. To qualify, the person must be a Kansas resident, living in Kansas the entire year. Total household income must be $34,450 or less. The person must also meet one of the following […]

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‘First Impression’ aims to raise good vibes

As the community looks back on 2017, it might be a good idea to revisit what kind of impression was made when two unannounced visitors came as part of K-State University’s “First Impression” program. It could even be a good way to start 2018 and consider some New Year resolutions as a town. Anthony Roy, economic development director, said two […]

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Goessel seeks $547,000 in USDA funding for sewer project

The Goessel city council met Jan. 8, a week earlier than usual, due to changes in the Kansas election law. The council spent considerable time discussing the proposed sewer project. Chelsea Morris was at the meeting to discuss a grant and loan through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA has offered a grant of $547,000 to help fund the project. […]

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