Category: News

Hillsboro City Council discusses special vehicles again

The Hillsboro City Council again met with a packed room thanks to the special purpose vehicle ordinance being on the agenda for the Jan. 7 meeting. Hillsboro Police Chief Dan Kinning spoke about his concerns with the council allowing golf carts to not have safety lights. “I firmly believe there should be minimal light requirements during the day, such as […]

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KCTC Student Survey reports Marion County exceeds state in e-cigarettes use

Vaping has been promoted as a safer alternative to tobacco smoking; however, more and more researchers as well as health experts, are warning individuals of the dangers of vaping—the devastating physical effects as well as the long-term addictive effects. Kansas already has two reported deaths as a result of vaping, with many more victims suffering the ravaging consequences. Although locals […]

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Former columnist remembered for Simpsons story

Hillsboro Native, Dale Suderman, died last week at the age of 75. Suderman contributed to Marion County both as a resident and when he lived in Chicago for a period of time where he wrote a column for the Free Press called View from Afar. One of his most well-known columns was the one run on August 15, 2007, about […]

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Being sworn in

Being sworn in

Mayor David Mayfield is sworn into office by the City of Marion Clerk Tiffany Jeffrey at the Marion City Council meeting on Monday, Jan. 13. After the meeting, Mayfield hosted a reception for outgoing mayor Todd Heitschmidt and outgoing council member John Wheeler.

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County Commission Chair moves to Gehring

Jonah Gehring was approved 5-0 as the new chair of the Marion County Commission at its Jan. 13 regular meeting. One of the newest members of the commission, Gehring, the representative of District 5, was nominated by Dianne Novak and seconded by Randy Dallke. Gehring succeeds Kent Becker as chair. “I’d like to say thank you for allowing me to […]

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Judge decides to hear wind farm case

Those who have been fighting hard against the wind farms that they believe are attempting to take over Marion County were pleased on Tuesday by Marion County Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Steven Hornbaker’s rulings. “I think it went good,” said Plaintiff Randy Eitzen who filed against the Board of Marion County Commissioners regarding decisions they have made involving Expedition […]

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Marion children enjoy Frozen party

Marion children enjoy Frozen party

Marion City Library hosted a Frozen theme party for children last week. “I never thought we would be full in 15 minutes, but we had 25 kids sign up in that time,” said Library Director Janet Marler. The kids all seemed to have a wonderful time enjoying fun themed treats, playing games, making crafts and singing and posing with Elsa.

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Spreading the word

Spreading the word

    MES students recently dropped off books to businesses that students possibly wait in as a thank you for their support. With those books, the school is hoping students read and enjoy the stories at these businesses. Elementary school principal Justin Wasmuth said, “Sarah Tolessa, third-grade teacher, had a great idea of showing our gratitude to our businesses that […]

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KBI uses DNA and forensic genetic geneology to identify woman killed in the area in 1987

KBI uses DNA and forensic genetic geneology to identify woman killed in the area in 1987

  Many people have chosen to remain living in or move to Marion County because of the safe place that it is. It is a county made up of small towns where you know your neighbors. Many leave their house doors unlocked as well as their cars. In fact, many car owners leave the keys in their cars as well. […]

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County commission discusses roads, rock

The Marion County Commissioners met for the first time in 2020 on Monday, Jan. 6 where they spent the majority of the time talking about the roads and rocks used on the roads of Marion County. Road and Bridge County Engineer Brice Goebel opened up the business part of the meeting by talking about his recent findings on the local […]

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