Category: Local News

Marion Co. prepares for reopening

Once again, the weekly Marion County Board of Commissioners meeting opened up with an update from the Marion County Health Department Administrator Diedre Serene. “As of yesterday morning, we had 3,174 cases, 485 hospitalizations, 118 state-wide deaths, and 23053 negative tests. I have spoken with two of the local hospitals. At this point, they feel that they have adequate lab […]

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Marion woman uses skill for good during pandemic

Marion woman uses skill for good during pandemic

Caitlin and her mom Shana Thornhill have been making masks for medical professionals and others for free asking simply that they pay the kindness forward. With the Coronavirus pandemic quickly spreading throughout the country, the CDC has urged people to wear protective face masks when out in public, and with the virus continuing, there has been a shortage of masks […]

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COVID-19 related death identified in Marion County

The Marion County Health Department announced this afternoon that one of the five COVID-19 positive individuals has died. “My condolences go out to the family and friends of our community member.  Marion County is not immune to the pain COVID-19 is causing across the nation. No further information will be released,” said Diedre Serene, Administrator. Please follow social distancing and […]

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Goessel School Board notes changes due to COVID-19

The Goessel school board met via technology on April 13, instead of in-person like always before. The board heard reports about school changes that have been taking place because of the Coronavirus. Superintendent/K-5 principal Dr. John Fast said that all teachers had submitted a “Continuous Plan for Learning,” as required by the state. Therefore, school can continue electronically through the […]

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Commission extends lake limits and hears more COVID-19 updates

Commission extends lake limits and hears more COVID-19 updates

The Marion County Lake is only open to Marion County residents of those who own property at the lake until April 30. Signs, courtesy of Bakers Bros, clearly states the expectations. By Laura Fowler Paulus The Marion County Lake is only open to Marion County residents or those who own property at the lake until April 30. Signs, courtesy of […]

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Community works together on improving Lehigh Cemetery

Community works together on improving Lehigh Cemetery

The new entrance to the cemetery Volunteers welding the new fence. Stacy Peters assisting with taking the old fence down. Putting the original sign back up Photos and information  provided by Linda Peters The small town of Lehigh, alongside Highway 15/56, has the motto “It’s Small But It’s Home”. They recently showed that being small doesn’t mean they can’t do […]

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City backs down on golf course closing

The City of Hillsboro has reopened their golf course for “No Touch” golf on Monday, April 20 at 10 a.m. with the following rules in place (these are in addition to all existing course rules and guidelines): 1. The course will be open to Annual Green Fee Players and residents of Hillsboro, KS only. 2. The clubhouse, restrooms, and cart […]

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Graduation a possibility for Hillsboro seniors

After speaking with class officers and staff, it was decided to postpone the graduation ceremony until sometime this summer, superintendent Max Heinrichs said at the April 13 Hillsboro school board meeting. We will consider virtual options if we can’t have an in-person graduation, but our priority is to honor students at a live graduation. A decision on this will be […]

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FACT receives grant

Families and Communities Together, Inc. (FACT) of Marion County is pleased to announce that it has received a $3,000 grant from the L. Marie Haun Charitable Fund for Children (Kids FUNd Grant) through Central Kansas Community Foundation. FACT will use the grant to fund FACT’s Growing Family Connections project. The Growing Family Connections project will provide parent education classes using […]

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Goessel Community Foundation gives over $3,000 in grants

The Goessel Community Foundation, an affiliate of Central Kansas Community Foundation, is pleased to announce the recent awarding of six 2020 Community Grants. Through the generosity of community donations to our Impact Fund, the Foundation is able to “give back to the community” through these local non-profits. $1,000—Bethesda Home $930 from the Goessel Senior Endowment and $70 from the Impact […]

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