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Centre partners win third annualYouth Entrepreneurship Challenge

Centre partners win third annual

Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

Economic development directors Anthony Roy of Hillsboro and Randy Collett of Marion congratulate the winners of the third annual Marion County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, partners Cole Srajer and Max Svoboda from Centre High School. Eight high school business teams competed in the third annual Marion County Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge March 6 in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center on the Tabor […]

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MB Foundation project feted by general contractors organization

MB Foundation project feted by general contractors organization<

MB Foundation’s new corporate headquarters building in Hillsboro was presented with the “Award of Honor for New Construction under $2 million” from the Associ­ated General Contrac­tors of Kansas Inc. The award was presented March 2 at the AGC of Kansas luncheon at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita. Jon C. Wiebe, president and CEO of MB Foundation, joined Conco Construction and […]

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Future teachers learn by doing

Future teachers learn by doing

Future teachers are assembling a small bicycle using a direction manual. More than learning how to assemble a bicycle, the students are learning how to create excitement for learning. The future teachers in Ginger Becker’s Science Methods Class at Tabor College are learning how to create excitement for learning in future students by experiencing it themselves. And they are finding […]

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County issues burn ban as of March 12

County issues burn ban as of March 12

Marion County Emergency Management Director Randy Frank makes his case for a burn ban at the March 12 county commission meeting. Seated behind him is Peabody Fire Chief Mark Penner. The Marion County Commission issued a burn ban effective Monday, March 12, after hearing from Marion County Emergency Management director Randy Frank and Peabody Fire Chief Mark Penner. The proclamation […]

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Hillsboro council connects with interim administrator

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil met for the first time with Don Osenbaugh, interim city manager, at the March 6 meeting. Osenbaugh, who lives in Derby, had been invited to attend the Feb. 20 meeting, but was advised not to because of dangerous winter weather. “I have been around cities a long time, 35 to 38 years now in one form […]

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Funk feted at Lions convention

Funk feted at Lions convention

Courtesy Photo Larry Funk, president of the Hillsboro Lions Club, received a plaque and pin recognizing him as a Melvin Jones Fellow at the District 17 N Lions Convention in Wichita March 3. Presenting the plaque is Lion Bill Kincaid of Augusta. Melvin Jones is the founder of Lionism. This honor was bestowed through the Hillsboro Lions to recognize Larry […]

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Peabody Community Foundation to host Red Cross training event

Peabody area leaders will have an opportunity to participate in “Be Ready, Be Resilient” at 7 p.m. Thurs­day, March 29, in the Ann Potter Room at the Peabody Town­ship Library. Hosted by the Peabody Community Foundation, the event will introduce the Red Cross MARC method (Multi-Agency Resource Center) designed to be a one-stop shop where survivors of disaster can find […]

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HOME on the LAKE

HOME on the LAKE

Marion native Isaac Hett has worked at a lodge in Alaska, been fishing in southern Mexico and in Thailand, but he’s come home to Marion County to take his first full-time job. Hett was confirmed recently by county commissioners to be the next superintendent for Marion County Park and Lake. His first day on the job was Monday. “I am […]

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Walk Kansas program begins March 18

The annual Walk Kansas program will begin March 18 and end May 12. Participants are encouraged to recruit at least four of your friends or coworkers, and register at http://www.walkkansasonline.org/ The program is for all fitness levels. Whether you walk around the block or your idea of a great afternoon is a three-mile hike, this program helps you work toward […]

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Peabody foundation to host meeting on disaster planning

Peabody area leaders will have an opportunity to parti­cipate in “Be Ready, Be Resilient” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the Ann Potter Room at the Peabody Town­ship Library. Hosted by the Peabody Community Foundation, the event will introduce the Red Cross MARC method (Multi-Agency Resource Center) designed to be a one-stop shop where survivors of disaster can find […]

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