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Marion’s Waving Santa returns for the season

Standing more than 6-feet tall, the “waving Santa Claus” is back after a 10-year hiatus, thanks to the efforts of Marty Fredrickson with the help of the city of Marion and Dave and Jackie Crofoot, local residents. Making his return this year at Marion City Library, the waving Santa, is a name synonymous with happy memories for people who saw […]

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Delores Dalke’s mayoral tenure nears a successful conclusion

Delores Dalke’s mayoral tenure nears a successful conclusion

From the development of Hillsboro Heights, to rebuilding Main Street to a new facility for Hillsboro Community Hospital, the city benefitted from Delores Dalke’s leadership. City staff will be hosting a reception for Dalke from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, at 118 E. Grand Ave. The public is invited to congratulate Dalke for her work with the city and enjoy […]

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County roads under review

County roads under review

Members of the fact-finding committee nearly filled the county commission meeting room Monday. Chair Linda Peters (red jacket) said the group identified communication and road maintenance as key is Nearly every topic of discussion at Mon­­day’s Marion County Commission meeting dealt with roads, ranging from trucks hauling gravel and causing excessive dust to a maintenance agreement involving a wind farm. […]

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Montgomery Gentry to headline annual Chingawassa concert

Montgomery Gentry to headline annual Chingawassa concert

Montgomery Gentry is one of the biggest acts that has been recruited to the Marion summer celebration, according to Clayton Garnica, Chingawassa chairman. Even though winter is just around the corner, Chingawassa Days 2018 is heating up following the announcement that Montgomery Gentry is the headline act. Clayton Garnica, Chingawassa Committee chairman, said their board believes this show is one […]

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Teen candidates seek the support of their peers

Teen candidates seek the support of their peers

>Jack Burgeson (left) explains the issues that prompted him to run for governor as a 17-year-old junior at the Independent School in Wichita. His running mate and classmate, Alexander Cline, said he wants to pursue economics when he goes to college. With some 20 candidates already declaring to run for th position of Kansas governor in 2018, it’s not surprising […]

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NOW OPEN FOR EDIFICATION

NOW OPEN FOR EDIFICATION

President Jules Glanzer reviews the long history of wanting a new auditorium on campus. He also spoke of the challenge of raising adequate funds, and thanked the many donors who contributed. “Together with God’s help, we did it,” he said in closing. A near-capacity crowd filled almost all of the 829 available seats in the new Herbert C. Richert Auditor­ium […]

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Commissioners discuss arrangement with engineering firm

Marion County commissioners discussed their road-maintenance agreement with Kirkham Michael Engineering representatives involving Trade­wind Energy at the Dec. 4 meeting. Nick Coil with Trade­wind Energy, Jesse Hamm, county road and bridge superintendent, and Emma Tajchman, planning and zoning director, were also present during the talks. Yost said: “The county selected us to have a full-time person onsite during the wind […]

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Santa Claus sighting in Hillsboro

Santa Claus sighting in Hillsboro

Declan Rector, 2, sits in the place of honor during a visit from Santa Claus on Saturday morning at the Et Cetera Shop on North Main Street. The two paired up during the Hillsboro Downhome Christmas event in the downtown business district.

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County, city of Marion review building options for new transfer station

The Marion County Board of Commissioners and the Marion City Council met Monday night to review building options available for a new transfer station, and gathering facts from each other to decide the best option overall. City Administrator Roger Holter said the city has lots available behind the county transfer station, 320 W. Santa Fe, Marion. Commissioner Dianne Novak said […]

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Grandparents have their day at Hillsboro Elementary School

Grandparents have their day at Hillsboro Elementary School

>Xavier Ratzlaff enjoys his meal with his grandfather, Glenn Ratzlaff.<p><p> by Becki Yoder Special to The Free Press Grandparents were part of the lunch menu Thurs­day, Nov. 30, for both preschool classes at Hillsboro Elemen­tary School Lunch with Grand­parents was started four years ago by Ashley Sheri­dan, preschool teacher, who felt it was important and meaningful for children to have […]

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