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Age makes a difference

Age makes a difference

Diana Dalton poses with three of her student friends from Lenna Knoll’s third-grade class at Hillsboro Elementary School. Dalton is the first participant in the Foster Grandparents program that the school is developing. Pictured with her are Allie Cardinell (left), Lydia Moser (seated) and Meladen Champion. Hillsboro Elementary School has initiated a new resource for students that features an aging […]

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Toy Run fun

Toy Run fun

Kim Abrahams, one of the organizers of the Marion County Toy Run, looks over the toys that were collected at Hillsboro State Bank from those who rode their motorcycles and classic cars from Marion to Hillsboro on Saturday. Spectators at this year’s 24th annual Marion County Toy Run saw 148 motorcycles and 16 classic cars Saturday rumbling down the main […]

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County health fair draws positive reviews

County health fair draws positive reviews

Children enjoyed hands-on activities at the St. Luke Hospital booth while their parents visited other exhibitors. Organizers of this year’s Marion County Health Fair on Saturday were pleased with the positive reception the event received. Thirty health-related organizations and providers stationed themselves in the USD 408 Sports and Aquatic Center, offering information and giveaways to attenders. About 166 members of […]

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From sideshow to sidewalks

From sideshow to sidewalks

The front page of the May 12, 1977, issue of The Florence Bulletin captured the excitement of a Hollywood movie project using Main Street as a backdrop. The made-for-TV movie, titled “Mary White” was released 40 years ago this month and will be shown to the public during a fundraising event to replace the sidewalks around the library. Supporters and […]

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County ready for first local election held in November

Marion County voters will experience their first November local election next Tuesday. The Kansas Legislature changed the timing of local elections from April to November, with the goal of increasing voter turnout. On the ballot will be candidates for city offices, school board seats, area improvement boards, based on geographic residences. The one question on every Marion County ballot is […]

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Peabody foundation to host Giving Tuesday/ Winterfest on Nov. 28

Peabody Community Foundation and Peabody-Burns High School will host the second annual Giving Tuesday/Winterfest Nov. 28, at the high school. The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with a soup supper and displays from local charities, and conclude with the Winterfest Program at 7 p.m. with entertainment by the winter sports teams, cheerleaders and pep band. Giving opportunities have been […]

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Commissioners have mixed views about administrator role

Voters in Marion County will decide whe­ther to hire a county administrator who will over­see many administrative and operational issues, primarily being done now by the county clerk’s office. Because an administrator has no authority over elected officials, one challenge present in every county that has an administrator is enforcing policies and pro­cedures while gaining cooperation from those elected to […]

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FOOTPRINTS TO THE PAST

FOOTPRINTS TO THE PAST

Hillsboro Community Hospital employees Kathy Ehrlich, records manager, standing, looks at one of the old documents Lillian Bookless, social services designee and transcriptionist, reviews. The two women are wanting to match the rightful parents with the unofficial copy of the birth certificate and footprints. When the Hillsboro hospital at 701 S. Main St., moved to the new facility at 101 […]

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Commissioners may have met against the law

Because two Marion County commissioners and the county’s transfer station director visited an area transfer station, questions were raised at Monday’s county commission meeting whether that event violated Kansas open meeting laws. The reason the event could be construed as a violation is because neither the press nor the public were notified prior to the “meeting.” Commission chairman Randy Dallke […]

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SENIORS GROUP SALUTES RETIRED NURSES

SENIORS GROUP SALUTES RETIRED NURSES

SCMC honors retired nurses The Senior Citizens of Marion County highlighted the careers of nine retired nurses during its 57th annual meeting Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Marion Senior Center. Each honoree was nominated by friends, neighbors and family for recognition. Pictured above are: Virgina Hammond, Margaret Tice, Lavonne Hanna­ford (seated), Rhonda Brenzikofer, Sue Clough, Mary Ann Conyers, Eleanor Herbel, […]

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