Category: Local News

Head-on crash kills one, injures two

A head-on collision Saturday left a 22-year-old Emporia woman dead, and a 15-year-old male and 36-year-old woman passenger, both of Richmond, injured. The collision happened at Kan­sas Highway 150, three miles east of U.S. Highway 77, said Marion County Sheriff Robert Craft. “After receiving a call about the collision,” he said, “officers from his department arrived at the scene about […]

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Speaker to address ‘Christians and culture’

Speaker to address ‘Christians and culture’

Scot McNight will be speaking at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 and 11 a.m. Sept 12 at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church. Tabor College will host Scot McKnight next week for several events in Hillsboro and Wichita. The public is invited to one or both sessions in a two-part series that will be presented at Hillsboro Men­no­nite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie […]

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Florence draws sizable crowd for Labor Day

Florence draws sizable crowd for Labor Day

Florence Labor Day climaxed with the annual parade that started at 11 a.m. Monday. Officials said parade attendance was up. The Christian Church of Florence, above, took first in floats for best theme, said Melanie Grimmett, treasurer of the Labor Day committee. The other first place award went to the Rumpshakers, which used a flashback theme to the Ghostbusters and […]

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Stage curtain reunited with old schoolhouse

Stage curtain reunited with old schoolhouse

The Mennonite Heritage and Agriculture Museum in Goessel hosted the homecoming of the South Bloomfield stage curtain on the museum grounds Aug 6. At the same time, there was a reunion of former students who attended this one-room schoolhouse. Nine former students, one former school board member and Art Krievins, are the individuals in the photo. Krievins (back row, in […]

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Aulne United Methodist members take on some summer sprucing

Aulne United Methodist members take on some summer sprucing

Members of the church gathered to take on some maintenance projects at the church. The 36 volunteers who came that scraped and painted window frames, pressure-washed the exterior, painted trim, caulked, restored the volleyball/basketball court, trimmed trees and bushes and pulled weeds.

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Peabody, county prepare for Fourth of July celebrations

One of the largest July 4 celebrations in Marion County is located in Peabody, and this year marks the 96th annual celebration. “The Peabody celebration is coming up and there are lots of activities that will be happening,” said Linda Martinez and Rachel Gfeller, who compiled the July 4 celebration list. The following events include: • a dance featuring the […]

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Hillsboro council adopts sidewalk plan

Imagine having access to an 8-foot-wide lighted sidewalk along the former railroad bed from Main Street to Industrial Road, then north to the new hospital location. The Hillsboro City Coun­cil liked that idea, plus ideas for additional sidewalk projects, that members approved at their June 20 meeting a resolution declaring the city’s eligibility to apply to the Kansas Depart­ment of […]

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County lake joins reservoir on algae warning list

Marion County Lake joined Marion Reservoir and three other Kansas lakes that were included in a public warning about harmful algal bloom. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism issues the notice June 15. The other three other lakes are: Keith Sebelius Reservoir in Norton County; Kirwin Lake in […]

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Lost Springs council reviews insurance policy

The Lost Springs City Council met May 10 with all members present. At the previous meeting, the council decided unanimously to change the meeting day from the second Monday of the month, to the second Wednesday of the month. The meeting time of 7 p.m. remains the same. The council discussed the city’s insurance policy. Councilor Joe Zinn had reviewed […]

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Marion council reviews debt-service situation during budget discussion

The Marion City Council reviewed debt service as part of its budget discussion at the June 5 meeting. City Administrator Roger Holter said the debt carried for 2017 was about $550,000; of that, obligation bonds accounted for $450,000 and the rest was Kansas Power Pool debt, which should be retired in 2024. The final debt service payment on obligation bonds […]

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