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Goessel School Board hears of school events

Due to a junior high basketball game that a number of Goessel school board members wanted to attend, the January meeting was held at 7 a.m. on Jan. 13 instead of 7 p.m. like usual. The board also held a special meeting on Jan. 6 for the purpose of meeting with Dr. Doug Moeckel and Dr. Sue Givens about beginning […]

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Hillsboro host chess tournament

Hillsboro host chess tournament

Jason Latham considers his next move in the KSCA chess tournament hosted by Hillsboro on Saturday, Jan. 18. Latham placed first in the 12th-grade division. Demarcus Cox, Hillsboro Middle School sixth-grader, watches his opponent closely in the KSCA chess tournament that HHS hosted on Saturday, Jan. 18. Cox was one of many area students who participated. Hillsboro High School Chess Guild […]

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Goessel City Council hears of First Impressions meetings

The Goessel city council met on January 13 and heard from city clerk Jennifer Whitehead that representatives of Burden, Kansas, had come to town to participate in the First Impressions project. A community meeting was scheduled for 6 p.m. on Jan21, with a chili supper provided by the 4-H club; donations for the supper will be accepted. Mayor Dave Schrag […]

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Diamond Vista gifts $85,000 to Hillsboro schools

After a longer than usual meeting, several actions were unanimously approved at the Hillsboro school board meeting on Jan. 13, including the acceptance of an $85,000 donation from the Enel Green Power Diamond Vista Wind Project. The gift will be placed in the gifts and grants fund line to allow more flexibility in using the funds said superintendent Max Heinrichs. […]

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Celebrating a very important holiday: Silly Hat Day

Celebrating a very important holiday: Silly Hat Day

Talon SooHoo enjoyed making a silly hat on Monday at the Marion City Library in honor or National Silly Hat Day. The Library hosted the event providing all of the supplies for kids to make their own creations. The event was a huge success.

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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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