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Colleagues recollect a ‘Winkler in Time’

Colleagues recollect a ‘Winkler in Time’

The year was 1962. John F. Kennedy was the 35th U.S. president, Wal-Mart opened its first store, Johnny Carson took over as “The Tonight Show” host, and locally, Doris Winkler of Marion, accepted her first full-time job. But what Winkler couldn’t have known when hired as a secretary with the Marion County Research and Extension office, was that it would […]

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Sterling snatches victory over Tabor in KCAC showdown

Sterling snatches victory over Tabor in KCAC showdown

Tabor College defensive back Sean Kelly (far right) tries to put the stop on Sterling quarterback Eric Butler during the first half of action at Smisor Stadium in Sterling. The Bluejays built 21-3 lead in the first quarter, but Butler led his team to a dramatic and controversial 23-21 victory when the Warriors got two extra shots at the end […]

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County reviews plans for wind turbine project

Marion County commissioners could soon be looking at wind turbines going up in the northern third of the county when Tradewind Energy starts building. Known as the Diamond Vista Wind Project, multiple landowners are invited to a public hearing to consider a conditional-use permit hearing set for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Marion Community Center ballroom, 203 N. Third […]

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Hillsboro council authorizes B Street repairs near arts center

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil passed a resolution at its Oct. 3 meeting authorizing the repair or replacement of East B Street now that the Tabor College fine arts center exterior structure is nearly complete. City Administrator Larry Paine reported the initial construction damage to the street occurred when the city relocated the sewer line from going down the alley right […]

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KDOT reminds motorists: it’s no deer or ‘Oh, dear’

The Kansas Department of Transportation reminds drivers that the mating season and the quest for more secure habitat have deer on the move this time of year, increasing the chances of vehicle collisions. According to KDOT statistics, Marion County reported 122 accidents in 2016, resulting in three injuries but no human fatalities. Statewide, Marion County ranks 29th among the 102 […]

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Harvest Giving Walk draws 50 participants

Harvest Giving Walk draws 50 participants

Courtesy photo by Yvette Nickel

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IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Hillsboro mayoral forum (Part 4 of 4)

What do you want Hillsboro to be like in 10 years? CHARLOTTE KENNEDY-TAKAHASHI: I know we need a new restaurant. I’d like to see a quarter of downtown pulled down even though my family built some of if. I’d like to see downtown as the center of life again. My mom always talked about how exciting Hillsboro was on Saturdays. […]

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Coming home to Marion

Coming home to Marion

The classes of Marion High School rocked the parade with entries such as this “Rock the Future” float. Hundreds of people attended the 106th annual Old Settlers Day parade Saturday, with this year’s theme: “Moving Forward Together to the Next Century of Progress.” Casey Case was this year’s Old Settlers Day parade announcer with David Mueller of Tampa, and Commissioner […]

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County continues to debate IT position

Marion County commissioners met Monday, Oct. 2, for a work session regarding tech support and the possibility of bringing someone on full-time as the county’s information technology or IT person. Also present at the discussion was Lloyd Davies, owner of Great Plains Computers in Marion, who handed out what he sees as boundaries or perimeters related to a full-time IT […]

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KDOT awards Hillsboro $628k grant for sidewalk

The city of Hillsboro has been awarded a $628,057 grant through the Kansas Department of Transpor­tation for the construction of an 8-foot-wide lighted sidewalk from Main Street to Hillsboro Community Hos­pital. The entire project is estimated to cost $785,072 with the city supplying $157,014 as a local match. City Administrator Larry Paine said he received word Thursday that the city […]

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