Category: County Wide News

LIEAP offers financial help for summer utility bills

Kansans with low income will have a little extra help paying their utility bills this summer, thanks to the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP). “The hot summer months can be especially difficult for Kansans who face the dilemma of whether to turn on the air conditioner and face a high electricity bill or pay for other necessary expenses,” said […]

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Food commodities arriving Aug. 16

Government surplus commodities will arrive at senior centers in Marion County on Wednesday, Aug. 16. Each site will distribute commodities according to its own schedule and may not distribute on the same day. Lehigh residents should pick up commodities at Main Street Ministries in Hillsboro. If there are no commodities left at your site, call the Marion County Department on […]

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Hillsboro again delays MCCEDC funding decision

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil, at its Aug. 1 meeting, once again put off a decision regarding the city’s involvement in the new countywide economic development initiative. The meeting began with a public hearing for the 2018 budget, but it generated no public comments. Once the council meeting resumed, discussion focused on the 5.673 mill increase that would be required to […]

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Commissioners hear details about road accident

Marion County commis­sioners heard from Jesse Hamm, Road and Bridge superintendent, about an accident he and Jesse Smith were involved in Friday at Indigo and 160th Road when another motorist fell asleep. “The truck was our hand-patching truck and was struck in the rear,” he said. “Insurance will be sending out an adjuster, but it’s probably totaled.” Hamm said he […]

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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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