Category: County Wide News

Marion council approves condemnation resolution

The Marion City Council approved a condemnation resolution at 714 Sherman, and discussed the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Firm map appeal process at its meeting July 31. Marty Fredricksen, building inspector, recommended the house on Sherman be razed and the lot leveled to mowing conditions. “There have been no repairs done to this property to comply with city code since […]

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8th District Community Corrections oversees supervision

Meredith Butler, director of the 8th Judicial District Community Corrections office in Junction City, spoke with Marion County commissioners this summer about the services her office provides. Butler said about 250 adults and 45 to 60 juveniles are currently under the supervision of community corrections in the 8th District. The district includes Marion, Dickinson, Geary and Morris counties. “In Marion […]

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Goessel approves sewer project

Following a 90-minute discussion with city engineer Brian Foster, the Goessel City Council decided at its July 16 meeting to upgrade the city sewer system Foster, with BG Consul­tants of Manhattan, spent considerable time discussing the issue with the council; he also had been at the May meeting. Foster also attended a Kansas Inter-agency Advisory Committee meeting in Topeka, along […]

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Peabody library having a busy summer, director says

The Peabody Township Library is experiencing a busy summer, according to Rodger Charles, director. Beginning July 1, thanks to a partnership with USD 398, the library received 50 megabits per second worth of fiber optic bandwidth donated to the library by Eagle Communications. “Once our contract expired with the current internet provider, we dropped our original 10 MBPS and now […]

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Steiner to toss first pitch at age 101 for NBC tourney

Steiner to toss first pitch at age 101 for NBC tourney

Edmund Steiner, a resident of Salem Home in Hillsboro, prepares for his big first pitch at the NBS tournament. Edmund Steiner, 101, a resident of Salem Home in Hillsboro, has been selected by Area Agencies on Aging in Kansas to be honored as “Keeping Seniors in the Game!” first pitcher on Monday, July 24, at the 7 p.m. feature game […]

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County votes to form ‘road study committee’

Marion County commissioners addressed the ongoing concerns for county roads at their regular Mon­day meeting. County residents Linda Peters and Max Hayden, former county appraiser, asked the commissioners to give their support in creating a “fact-finding” road committee. Peters said she views the committee’s role as gathering information that can help decide priorities for maintaining the roads. That fact finding, […]

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Local lakes switch places on blue-green algae alerts

For a change of pace, Marion County Lake is under a blue-green algae “warning” while Marion Reservoir has been downgraded to a “watch” following consecutive seven weeks on the more severe list. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism, issued a public health warning July 13 for five lakes […]

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Marion city seeking grant for water-line project

Marion City Council is moving forward on a federal grant application for a water-line replacement project. If approved it would mean a grant of $1.177 million, according to information at the July 3 meeting. Darin Neufeld, city engineer with EBH & Associates, described the USDA Rural Development grant and the scope of the project. The line replacement proposal would address […]

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Two die in one-vehicle accident

Two people were killed in a one-vehicle accident at about 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 30, in the 100 block of Timber Road, close to the Marion-Butler county line. Caleb Neal, 22, of Waxahachie, Texas, and Kameron Wiebe, 21, of Whitewater, were on the way to their cousin’s wedding, according to Marion County Sgt. Michael Ottensmeier. “Neal was the driver and […]

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County lake upgraded to ‘watch’ while reservoir remains under ‘warning’ for algae

Marion County Lake was upgraded July 7 to a “watch” for harmful algal blooms while Marion Reservoir remains under a “warning” as determined by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism. If a lake is under a public health warning for blue-green algae, activities such as boating and fishing […]

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