Category: County Wide News

Jena Terrell: From fair fan to fair manager

Jena Terrell: From fair fan to fair manager

“I’ve enjoyed just getting to know the different businesses in our county. I didn’t realize all the connections and all the small and big businesses that go into putting (the fair) together. We wouldn’t have any fair if it wasn’t for sponsors.” Jena Terrell carries fond memories of the Marion County Fair during the years she lived in Hillsboro, from […]

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Commissioners reconsider Neighborhood Revitalization Program

Marion County commissioners talked about discontinuing part or all of its Neighborhood Revitalization Program at the June 30 payday meeting, but no decisions were made. Commission Chair Randy Dallke said when the program was set up, it was to encourage businesses and people outside to move here. “But that hasn’t happened,” Dallke said. “We have more than 300 properties in […]

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Lost Springs council reviews speed limit

The Lost Springs City Council discussed the speed of local traffic in town, and its potential threat to children and pets, during the June 14 meeting. In attendance were Troy Madron Sr, Joyce Buckland-Rohloff, Jessica Moenning, John Zeiner, Frank Wirtz, with no visitors. The speed limit in Lost Springs is 30 mph. Since this spring, seven pet dogs have been […]

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County lake under ‘watch,’ reservoir a ‘warning’

Marion County Lake was upgraded last Thursday 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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Patron asks commissioners to try alternate roads plan

The Marion County Commission was asked at its meeting June 26 to look at alternative ways to maintain the county roads. Linda Peters, a resident of the county for 44 years, and husband Van, are owners of land in Liberty and Menno townships. “Much discussion about roads continues to plague our county, whether it’s been through large coun­ty meetings or […]

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Goessel council hears presentation about sewer project options

The Goessel City Council discussed limits for fireworks at its June 19 meeting. The city will allow the discharge of fireworks on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, June 30 through July 3, until midnight and on Tuesday, July 4, until 11 p.m. The council granted a request from Goessel Men­no­nite Church to close a portion of the street in front […]

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Marion council aims to hold tax mill levy steady for 2018

The Marion City Council is considering no increase in its 2018 budget after hearing from City Administrator Roger Holter at the June 19 meeting. “We elected, as your staff, to look at the (department) budgets and determine how we could present a budget that did not increase the mill levy and did not increase utilities, at least for the 2018 […]

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Commission updated on eco-devo committee plans

Commission updated on eco-devo committee plans

This pile of musk thistle was illegally dumped north of 240th by a railroad tressel near the county line. Bud Druse, noxious weed director, said it took more than two hours to remove the weeds.<p> Marion County commissioner learned Monday about the resignation of Chris Hernandez as chairman of the new economic development group. Russell Groves of Hills­boro agreed to […]

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Sheriff alerts public after credit-card ‘skimmer’ found in Florence pump

Marion County Sheriff Rob Craft said a credit card skimmer was discovered in Florence at a “pay at the pump” gas pump in early June, but since then no others have been found. “The skimmer was placed inside a gas pump and it connects between the card reader and the rest of the electronics in the pump.” The skimmer collects […]

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County will continue its search for new appraiser

The Marion County commissioners are still looking for a new appraiser after Brian Frese, serving as interim, turned down the position at the June 12 meeting. Ray Cook, who was the appraiser, retired because of health reasons. Frese was offered the job with 30 days to decide if he would accept the position permanently. Commission chair Randy Dallke said he […]

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