Category: County Wide News

LIEAP aid can help keep families warm

Heating your home during the winter months can create a financial burden. In an effort to help keep Kansans warm, the Kansas Department for Children and Families will began accepting applications for its Low-Income Energy Assistance Program Jan. 16. Applications will be accepted until March 30. “No family should have to endure the frigid temperatures of the winter months without […]

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Officer cleared in shooting death of Lehigh man

An unidentified Marion police officer was cleared of any criminal charges after using deadly force on a 50-year-old Lehigh man almost six months after the June 20 incident. Robb R. Stewart was shot five times with a Marion Police Department issue DPMS Panther Arms AR-15 .223 caliber rifle, stated Courtney Boehm, Marion County attorney in a Jan. 5 press release. […]

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Roads, lake generate feedback

Roads, lake generate feedback

The featured concert by Charlie Daniels Band was a highlight of the Chingawassa Days festival the first weekend of June. Competing for attention in 2017 was determining a road for economic growth in Marion County through a new representative organization, and the best way to maintain the more than 1,600 miles of drivable roads within the county. JANUARY About 12 […]

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Lindeman feted for council work

The Goessel City Council recognized Larry Lindeman for his 20 years as a member of the council during its Dec. 18 meeting. This was Lindeman’s last meeting, and Mayor Dave Schrag presented him with a plaque. Schrag expressed appreciation for his many years of service to the city and thanked him for his work. According to City Clerk Jennifer Whitehead, […]

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New 800-megahertz radios arriving in county

New 800-megahertz radios arriving in county

Hillsboro law enforcement officers (from left) Jessey Hiebert, Randy Brazil and Chief Dan Kinning open an early Christmass present: their UHF or 800-megahertz radio system. The Hillsboro Police Department is switching from its conventional VHF radio system to a UHF or 800-megahertz system, which soon will be standard equipment for all Marion County emergency personnel. Police Chief Dan Kinning said […]

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Options available to help address ferel cat problems

Marion County is not immune to the problem of feral cats, and for residents willing to step up and be part of the solution, help is available. Unfortunately, much of the mess that’s led to the feral cat problem here and elsewhere was created by uncaring owners dumping these little animals on the streets. The number of feral cats, also […]

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County towns in holiday mood

County towns in holiday mood

>Jason Plett of the Hillsboro electrical department was part of the crew that put up Christmas lights in the downtown area. Both Marion and Hillsboro have numerous events and activities planned for the holiday season. Christmas is in the air and many Marion County towns are celebrating the arrival of Santa Claus or planning other events to add joy and […]

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Marion prepares for 17th Christmas Home Tour Dec. 3

Marion prepares for 17th Christmas Home Tour Dec. 3

his unique hearth is decorated for the season at the home of Kathy Biswell at 325 Elm Street in Marion. Now in its 17th year, the Christmas Home Tour, sponsored by Marion City Library, is one of the most anticipated events during the holiday season. Janet Marler, library director, said the tours are from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, with […]

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Goessel council hears concerns about radio expense

Goessel City Council listened to the concerns of Matt Voth of the Goessel Fire Department regarding the local department as well as Marion County Emer­gency Medical Services at the council’s Nov. 20 meeting. Voth told the council that although Goessel’s main pumper truck is still good, it is already 21 years old and will need to be replaced at some […]

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Marion city council establishes local land bank

The Marion City Council, approved at Nov. 6 meeting the establishment of a land bank, a mechanism municipalities can use in returning abandoned, tax-delinquent properties back into productive use. Mayor Todd Heitschmidt and the council agreed to serve as the initial board with City Administrator Roger Holter as a non-voting city staff member. “Eventually, we would like to see the […]

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