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HOSPITAL HELPERS

HOSPITAL HELPERS

The St. Luke Hospital Auxiliary Shoppe managers include (from left) Walter Hein, Mary Ann (Mac) Conyers and Richard Hein. Along with the managers, there are 13 other volunteers working more than just the two days the store is open. Now in its 10th year, the St. Luke Hospital Auxiliary Shoppe at 321 E. Main St. in Marion, was ranked first […]

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County fair entertainment a mix of old and new

County fair entertainment a mix of old and new

Several evening attractions will return for this year’s Marion County Fair. The Kraft Rodeo will take center stage Wednesday and Thursday, the Antique Truck & Tractor Pull is planned for Friday night preceded by the fair parade through downtown Hillsboro at 6:30 p.m. Meanwhile, the fair’s most popular spectator event, the demolition derby on Saturday, is adding three new events […]

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A fair rate of exchange at Goessel High

A fair rate of exchange at Goessel High

Nils Bührmann, Sarah Wagner, Saskia Clostermeyer, Freddy Scheffe, Ana Lopez and Marvin Swatek (from left) asked for a photo shoot by the Goessel city sign before leaving the community in May. These kids bonded well with each other along with peers and host families, according to photographer Dale Wiens. • International students at GHS broaden the horizons of those who […]

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Hillsboro TSA members compete at nationals in Nashville

Hillsboro TSA members compete at nationals in Nashville

TSA Nationals Five students from Hillsboro High School competed at the 2016 Technology Student Association National Competitive Events Conference June 28 to July 2 at the Gaylord Opryland convention center in Nashville, Tenn. In attendance were (from left) Jacob Funk, Reece Berens, Nathan Simhiser, Jon Hinerman and Avery Unruh. The students were accompanied by Creigh Bell, TSA adviser. The System […]

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Council approves Scout House repair

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil accepted a bid of $27,386 during its July 5 meeting to pursue needed repairs to the Scout House in Memorial Park. City Administrator Larry Paine said the rails and deck on the east side of the building were failing and needed to be replaced. “One of the key issues that needs attention is the attachment of […]

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Marion councilors asked for cuts to avoid mill increase

The Marion City Council was asked to consider what departments could reduce expenses to avoid a mill increase in the 2017 budget at the July 5 meeting. City Administrator Roger Holter said the city needs $80,000 to keep the mill levy down. “Half of the mill increase will be by a utility transfer of $40,000 and the other would include […]

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County to pay for windows project in lump sum

The Marion County Board of Commissioners decided June 30 to pay for weatherization and restoration of the historic courthouse windows from the special county building account of the general fund rather than seek financing. The estimated cost of the project was $600,000 to more than $800,000. The commissioners agreed they need to be deliberate and conservative in saving money for […]

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Chiropractic office opens in Marion

Chiropractic office opens in Marion

Heather Fay, co-owner of Fay Family Chiropractic, demonstrates her care on a new patient. “It’s important to be very gentle and specific,” she says. Fay Family Chiropractic at 410 E. Main St. is one of the newer businesses in Marion with emphasis on helping people from birth to retirement. “We are a family practice, and family is important to us,” […]

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Reclaiming a treasure

Reclaiming a treasure

Roger Hofer of Trinity maneuvers his self-propelled mower for another swath of tall grass. A couple of area Kansas history buffs joined forces with a cadre of volunteers from Trinity Mennonite Church Saturday to uncover a local historical treasure. The group mowed grass and weeds, trimmed trees and bushes and picked up trash that was threatening to swallow the 19th-century […]

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Legislature fixes funding for schools

It appears public schools across Kansas will be opening their doors this fall on schedule and equitably funded. The Kansas Legislature approved a bipartisan school finance equity plan Friday that plaintiff attorneys in the long-running lawsuit said they would support and Gov. Sam Brownback said he would sign into law. The action ended a two-day special legislative session to address […]

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