Category: Marion

New superintendent leads USD 408 into the future

New superintendent leads USD 408 into the future

USD 408 Superintendent Aaron Homburg is in his eighth month on the job, succeeding Lee Leiker, who had served in the role for 13 years before he retired. Homburg said of the transition, “People in the community have been very positive, and willing to help (when and where needed).” Former USD 408 superintendent Lee Leiker lived up to his promise […]

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Marion sharpens city’s stewardship in 2017

Marion sharpens city’s stewardship in 2017

Marion Mayor Todd Heitschmidt (left) and City Administrator Roger Holter review maps of the City of Marion. Holter said city projects must be balanced: “It can’t be all development toward tax-exempt entities because ultimately development where none of it hits the tax roll just creates infrastructure to be paid for by citizens/”.<p> Marion City Administra­tor Roger Holter said that in […]

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BCC-Marion sees record year for local MHS students

BCC-Marion sees record year for local MHS students

Amy Kjellin, director of the Flint Hills site in Marion, says the Butler Community College satelite is meeting a local need. The 28 Marion High School seniors who took classes in the Class of 2017 earned 688 credit hours in the dual credit program at MHS. “It would be very reasonable to estimate a savings of more than $160,000 in […]

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Business Profiles

We thank the businesses of Marion that took the time to share their profiles with us in this publication. You are the lifeblood of the community. AMPRIDE Address: 1225 E. Main Phone: 620-382-3269 Website: cgsmc.com Year opened: In June 1999 Cooperative Grain & Supply purchased this location. About us: We offer gasolines, diesels, snacks, fountain drinks, food service, gift cards, milk, […]

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Plans turn into action during 2015

Plans turn into action during 2015

?Simply stated, talk is cheap about vision and the future ? 2015 was the time to put actionable plans to work.??Todd Heitschmidt,Marion mayor The theme in 2014 was focused on ?energy and synergy?with a renewed sense of the city?s vision, according to Marion Mayor Todd Heitschmidt. ?For the community (and newly elected public officials in 2014), it was about laying […]

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Schools better despite tight budgets

Schools better despite tight budgets

?I believe we are doing a better job of educating our students than we ever have. And we aren?t going to let decisions from Topeka hinder what our goal is, which is doing a better job every year for students.??Lee Leiker, USD 408 superintendent Florence-Marion USD 408 continued to thrive in 2015 even with ongoing budget limitations, said Superintendent Lee […]

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New location spurs positive growth

New location spurs positive growth

Dorothy Rucker of Peabody teaches a dual credit speech class this spring to students at Marion High School through Butler of the Flint Hills. At the same time Marion students are being taught, Interactive Distance Learning is making it possible to offer the class simultaneously to Centre and Herington students. Now in its second year at its new location on […]

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