Category: News

County still has no mask mandate

The Marion County Board of Commissioners met for payday and other business on Friday, July 31. The meeting opened up with payday and other administrative business and the commissioners and County Clerk Tina Spencer discussed various bills for the county. Spencer let the commissioners know that the sales tax for the month of May was received in the amount of […]

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Taking care of your mind, emotions during the pandemic can be hard

Taking care of your mind, emotions during the pandemic can be hard

Jane Wiens is one of several professionals available for those feeling anxious and overwhelmed from either the pandemic, life in general or a combination of the two. While many people are extremely worried about the physical damage that this pandemic can cause, not everyone thinks about the mental and emotional damage that many can experience even if they don’t test […]

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Hillsboro Arts and Crafts Fair cancels event

A debate around Hillsboro for weeks, even months, has been the Hillsboro Arts and Crafts Fair and if it will be held or canceled. Late Monday night, a decision was made and the public was notified the final decision had been made. “We regret to inform you that the 2020 Hillsboro Arts and Crafts Fair has been canceled due to […]

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County cases of COVID-19 on the rise

County cases of COVID-19 on the rise

  The Marion County Health Department has created an easy to read chart that they now send out with all releases of information. It provides the additional information that many have been asking for and helps answer questions that may arise. The numbers continue to rise for COVID-19 in Marion County. According to the Marion County Health Department, Marion County […]

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TEEN program graduates Class of 2020

TEEN program graduates Class of 2020

Three students graduated from the TEEN Virtual Academy. The TEEN Virtual Academy held its graduation ceremony on Sunday, Aug 2. There were 12 graduates in the 2019-20 school year with three students participating in the ceremony. This was the fifth year of the virtual education program provided by USD 398, USD 408, USD 410 and USD 487. The goal is […]

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Marion passes face mask ordinance

The Marion City Council met on Monday evening last week and passed an ordinance for face coverings when social distancing is not possible. The ordinance became effective Wednesday, July 29, 2020, and will remain in effect until August 24, 2020. Marion Director of Economic Development Randy Collett summed things up simply for the Marion business owners. He said, “I doubt […]

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USD 410 gears up for heading back to school

The USD 410 School Board and Superintendent Max Heinrichs met last week and decided on an official start date. They took Governor Kelly’s recommendation and postponed the start date. “Our goal by moving our start date from August 20, 2020 to September 9, 2020 is to make sure we have time to create the safest environment we can to safely […]

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Preparing for school in a time of uncertainty

Getting kids ready for going back to school can always be a time of anxiety and chaos in any given August (or now September), but this year has brought many new and unimagined anxieties and chaos as Marion County parents prepare to send their children back to school during a global pandemic. Thankfully, the numbers here have been smaller compared […]

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Hillsboro School Board approves three week delayed school start

The USD 410 school board met for a special meeting on Monday night in order to decide when school would start. Governor Kelly had previously stated that all Kansas schools would start on Sept 9 to give educators more time to make schools safe in light of the pandemic. However, the Board of Education ruled against her decision and left […]

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Sample Ballot

Sample Ballot

Here is one sample ballot for the upcoming election. You can get your specific sample ballot by going to the following website https://myvoteinfo.voteks.org/voterview. Enter your name and birthdate and it will bring up the ballots specific to your precinct. Early voting is available in the County Clerk’s Office from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday from July 20-31. And […]

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