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Local dairy had sharp eye for new business opportunity

Local dairy had sharp eye for new business opportunity

DURHAM—Twenty years ago, third-generation dairy farm owners Jason Wiebe and his wife, Sheri, were looking for ways to supplement their income as milk prices fluctuated, dipping more often than rising. “There were times the milk prices were so poor, you couldn’t make a living milking cows,” said Sheri Wiebe. Wiebe, a Canadian native, grew up on a grain and hog […]

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Beyond books: Marion library keeps patrons engaged with special collections

Beyond books: Marion library keeps patrons engaged with special collections

MARION—During a pandemic, entertainment options have been limited, but Marion Public Library has been providing patrons with plenty of activities through its special collections—ranging from puzzles to story sacks to cake pans. Director Janet Marler said a passion project for her during COVID-19 shutdowns was creating a special collection just for children: story sacks. Each bag has a book and […]

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Health care clinic closing in Hillsboro

Health care clinic closing in Hillsboro

Herington Municipal Hospital’s Hillsboro Health Clinic will close. The announcement follows questions about the legality of the clinic operating outside of HMH’s geographical charter, as well as a lawsuit by a Herington resident requesting a moratorium on operation of the clinic until it complies with Kansas law.On Jan. 5, Herington Resident Robert Danzman filed suit in the Eighth District Court, […]

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Future for clinic up for debate as construction continues

The Herington City Commission held a special meeting on Friday night with only one item on the agenda. The meeting was called to have a discussion with Herington Hospital Board Members and staff, regarding whether or not the hospital could legally operate the Hillsboro Healthcare Clinic which has been open since July 2019. The topic was brought to the commission […]

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Commission back to talking about roads

The Marion County Board of Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 14. With the cold and moisture, roads have returned as the main topic for the meetings. Brice Goebel, county engineer, gave the commissioners his weekly update regarding the roads. “We finished up Chisholm and put rock on there in anticipation of rain that never came. We […]

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Governor Kelly issues Executive Order requiring COVID-19 testing in adult care homes

TOPEKA –Governor Laura Kelly today announced she has signed Executive Order #20-69, requiring COVID-19 testing in certain adult care homes, to enhance efforts to keep COVID-19 from entering and spreading through nursing homes. “By implementing uniform testing guidelines for nursing facilities statewide, we create clarity on the testing practices that will protect adult care home workers, residents, and communities from the […]

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KSHSHAA goes back on their decision

After much backlash from disgruntled parents across the state, the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) Board met today to revote on their former ruling regarding fans attending middle and high school athletic events. The board voted 54-24 to allow two parents or guardians in for athletic events. The new ruling will be in effect from Dec. 10- Jan. […]

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Commission holds quiet but busy meeting

The Marion County Board of Commissioners met for the regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 30 and also did payday business. It was a relatively quiet meeting with most of the business being paperwork. COVID-19 Update Marion County Health Administrator Diedre Serene was unavailable in person but sent her report via email which County Clerk Tina Spencer shared with the commissioners. […]

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Hillsboro passes mask mandate

The Hillsboro City Council met for a special meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, Nov. 24, in order to vote on the revised mask mandate. The council met the previous week but wanted some changes made before voting on the ordinance. The main change requested was for business owners to not be held responsible for public members who refuse to wear […]

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A holly jolly Christmas in Marion

A holly jolly Christmas in Marion

The Marion Merchant’s Association planned a Holly Jolly Christmas in Marion on Nov. 28. The day was filled with activity and fun in order to celebrate Small Business Saturday. There was plenty of fun for all ages, from snacks and crafts to raffles and giveaways to the parade and lighting of downtown at the end of the day. There was […]

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