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Wind farm protest not enough to stop Expedition Wind

The Marion County Commission meeting opened on Nov 18 with the results of the general election canvass from the Nov 5 election, which was finalized on Friday, Nov. 15. The outcomes generally remained the same although some of the counts changes due to absentee ballots being received through the mail. Newly voted in District 4 and 5 Commissioners, Dave Crofoot […]

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100 percent participation at Goessel school parent-teacher meetings

The Goessel school board met on November 11 and heard from superintendent/elementary school principal Dr. John Fast that elementary school teachers had 100 percent contact with parents for parent-teacher meetings on October 24. Only four were contacted by phone instead of in-person meetings. Therefore, all students were represented. “That kind of parent involvement is important,” Fast said. Junior high/high school […]

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A different way to shop for Christmas

A different way to shop for Christmas

Megan Wheeler sits at her booth at the Alternative Gift Market on Saturday, Nov. 9. Donations for her beautiful ornaments went to support Dalit (outcast of India) women the chance to learn a dignified trade and rise out of poverty. The market offered a meaningful way for Christmas shopping. Customers were able to shop different booths to learn about the […]

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Hillsboro tackles bevy of city issues

The Hillsboro City Council opened up their meeting on Tuesday, Nov 5 with an executive session to discuss attorney-client privilege regarding the ongoing legal procedures with Hillsboro Community Hospital. No decisions were made. The council voted to allow the Hillsboro Fire Department to purchase rescue boats and equipment now that they have been awarded a grant from Firehouse Subs Restaurants. […]

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Marion puts on a show

Marion puts on a show

The cast of Marion High School put on the production of “The Big Bad Musical” this past weekend. The musical kept audiences and the cast laughing. We have all heard the stories about the big, bad wolf, but we never heard what happened to him after all of his crimes. Well, some of the students at Marion High School provided […]

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County enjoys a spooky holiday

County enjoys a spooky holiday

Photo by Jessi Dalke   Darren Franz, of Dale’s Supermarket, takes a moment to show off his amazing costume from Alice in Wonderland before handing out candy to the many trick or treaters at Hillsboro’s Trick or Treat Main Street.   Tristan Cope, Marion County Extension agent, hands out candy to one of more than 200-plus children who were “Trick […]

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Both sides of Wind debate heat up on county commission

The Marion County Commission met on Monday, Nov. 4, where they heard from the Planning, Zoning and Environmental Health Director Sharon Omstead, as well as Russ Ewy, a county consultant for Planning and Zoning. In addition to a packed room full of citizens both for and against the wind farm, there were employees from Expedition Wind, LLC. Ewy explained that […]

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Distinguished service

Distinguished service

Local man recounts time serving during World War II Gene Obee may have turned 94 years old less than two weeks ago, but the Hillsboro Parkside resident became a young 19-year-old soldier as he recounted his experiences many years go in World War II. Obee grew up in Burns. He and his two older brothers all decided to enlist in […]

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Commission discusses upcoming flu vaccine clinics

The Marion County Commission learned flu vaccines to be given at scheduled clinics this month were delayed at its Oct. 28 regular meeting. Diedre Serene, the Marion County Health Department director, said that typically the vaccine is in high demand, but this year the vaccine manufacturers weren’t able to guarantee arrival times. “This threw a monkey wrench into the schedule,” […]

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Review the Marion Mayor candidates prior to voting

Review the Marion Mayor candidates prior to voting

David Mayfield Next week, or sooner if you are an early voter, registered voters in Marion County will be deciding who our leaders will be for the next foreseeable future. The City of Marion has a big decision to make as they replace Todd Heitschmidt with a new mayor. There are two possibilities. One option is Republican David Mayfield. Mayfield […]

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