Category: News

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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Marion council passes land bank ordinance Oct. 23

The Marion City Council established a land bank with the adoption of ordinance 1424 at its meeting Oct. 23. City Administrator Roger Holter said a land bank is a separate entity focused on converting vacant, abandoned and tax delinquent properties into productive use. “The goal of the City of Marion Land Bank is to return tax delinquent property to productive […]

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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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B Street repair soon to begin

The project to repair or replace damaged portions of B Street because of construction of the new fine arts center at Tabor College is expected to begin by Oct. 30. The Hillsboro City Coun­cil, at its Oct. 17 meeting, accepted a project bid of $240,581 from Hett Construc­tion of Marion. City Administrator Larry Paine said he was assured by the […]

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HHS senior leads recycling project

HHS senior leads recycling project

Sonja Jost has used her own funds to buy three recycling carts that are available to students in strategic places—like the vending machines. If you think it’s a challenge trying to teach old dogs new tricks, try convincing teenage high school students that it’s cool to place recyclables into recycling bins instead of trash cans. That’s the challenge senior Sonja […]

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Marion council takes action on properties

The Marion City Council is planning to raze the structure at 714 Sherman if the owner is able to meet the deadline by transferring the deed to the city by noon Oct. 23. Councilor Melissa Mermis voted against the first motion, which passed by a 4-1 majority of the council to demolish the property once the city had control of […]

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