Category: County Wide News

Herington making plans for Tri-County Free Fair in July

It’s not too early to make plans for the 70th annual Tri-County Free Fair in Hering­ton. Fair secretary Jennifer Rand said she welcomes calls from people wanting to purchase booth space in the community building or offer sponsorships. She’s also taking registration for parade entries. This year’s parade will be July 6 in downtown Herington. The theme is “Platinum Flair […]

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Marion County historical group to reorganize June 20

After a 25-year absence, the Marion County Histori­cal Society is having a reorganizational meeting at 5:30 p.m. June 20 at the Harvey House in Florence.<p>Peggy Blackman, MCHS president, said the agenda includes a final review of the constitution and by-laws, setting membership guidelines and fees and electing directors.<p>“We will also be establishing goals for the society in forming a museum […]

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Lake sparks discussion at May 31 meeting

The Marion County Board of Commissioners gave up a 16-foot by 18-foot parcel of land to a resident at the Marion County Park and Lake at its May 31 meeting. Emma Tajchman, director of Marion County Planning and Zoning, said Garry Dunnegan, a lake resident and developer, owns the land across from this county parcel behind the lower water bridge […]

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Hudson’s resignation as lake super sparks discussion

After more than 10 years as the Marion County Park and Lake superintendent, Steve Hudson tendered his resignation at the June 5 meeting of the Marion County Board of Commissioners. Accompanied by wife Jill, Hudson said he was resigning and his last day will be June 19, which would be after the lake’s annual bluegrass concert. “This past Mother’s Day, […]

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County historical society retooling for new mission

In fall 2016, Mary Olson of Peabody, a 25-year board member of the Marion County Historical Society, asked a group of citizens to help in the reorganization of the society. Peggy Blackman, MCHS president, said after eight months of meetings with people from Hillsboro, Marion, Peabody, Florence, Pil­sen, Goessel, Lincolnville and the Santa Fe Trail Association, the constitution was revised. […]

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190th Road reopens May 25 after nine-month closure

After being closed to traffic for almost nine months, 190th Road, the primary connection between Marion and Hillsboro, reopened Thursday, May 25, to motorists. The road was closed Sept. 1 after the Marion County Board of Commissioners deemed the road unsafe due to erosion of the road bed by the South Cottonwwod River. The area affected was below the guardrails […]

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Hillsboro resident recounts EMS near-death story

Marion County commissioners heard Monday from Craig Dodd, a Hillsboro resident who described an ordeal that near­ly cost him his life. “After all the recent newspaper articles, stories and rumors (regarding the ambulance service), you have an opportunity to hear one story from the horse’s mouth,” he said. Dodd said he went out to his pasture Saturday, May 13, to […]

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KDOR executes tax warrant in Marion

Agents from the Kansas Department of Revenue, accompanied by the Marion Police Department, on Thursday executed tax warrants and seized the assets of Cynthia K. Taylor, dba Cindy’s Family Cafe, owned by Cynthia K. Taylor, for nonpayment of sales tax in excess of $16,000. The warrants were filed in Marion County District Court. The assets were seized at 8:30 a.m. […]

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County transfer station in need of repairs

County transfer station in need of repairs

The suspended floor above the area where trash is collected is no longer flushed with the lower level. In addition to the concrete being gnawed away, rebar and deep cracks are also visible on the suspended floor, which could create a safety hazard in the not-so-distant future. The Marion County Commission discussed the structural integrity of the floor at the […]

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Lake residents present complaints

The Marion County Com­mission listened to an unhappy group of county lake residents at its Monday meeting. About 20 Marion County Park and Lake residents wanted the commissioners to consider a more proactive approach and changes in policy. One concern was in allowing residents to mow at the lake to include the slab, said Commissioner Dianne Novak. Commission Chair Randy […]

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