Marion Business Directory

Address: 1225 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-3269
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, pop beer, ice, lottery. We have Hunts Bros Pizza. We are locally owned and have local accounts that are billed locally, keeping all money in Marion County.
Looking to 2017: We will continue to optimize our Hunt Bros. Pizza sales and expand our CG&S card holder customer base.
Owner: Cooperative Grain & Supply
Employees: 8-10
Hours: 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. 7 days a week


Address: 119 S. Coble
Phone: 620-382-8800
Year opened: 1996
About us: We are a full-service veterinary hospital for pets, cattle, horses, goats, sheep and more. We service Marion County as well as clients from surrounding counties. We have three veterinarians on staff with a combined 25-plus years of experience.
Owner: Jessica Laurin, DVM
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday


Address: 130 W. Main
Phone: 620-382-2480
Year opened: 2003
About us: We offer complete collision repair, including unibody frame repair, glass and windshield replacement. We work with all insurance companies and assist with getting a rental car.
Looking to 2017: This year we look forward to continuing service to our customers and letting them know we appreciate them for their choice to choose us for repairs, also looking forward to meeting new customers and forming new relationships.
Owners: Arlie and Gina Over­ton, Don and Becky Esch
Employees: 5
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch.


Address: 1201 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-3030
Year opened: 2007
About us: We offer fresh florals for all occasions, as well as plants, balloons, candy, gift baskets, gifts for all ages, bedding plants, garden seeds, lawn and garden chemicals, grass seed, fertilizer, clothes, jewelry, purses, scarves We are a Fertilome dealer and an official Tele­flora florist. More than 30 years of combined experience in floral design. We plan to continue quality services and products at an affordable price.
Owner: Wendy Youk
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Open extended hours in spring and during the Christmas season.


Address: 113 S. Freeborn
Phone: 620-947-5050
Facebook: Aunt Mae’s Cafe
Opened: 2016
About us: A full-service cafe open seven days a week, and offering a wide-range of breakfast and lunch meals.
Looking to 2017: No major changes this year.
Owner: Henry Ethem
Employees: 4
Hours: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mon­day through Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.


Address: 308 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-6393 (Marion Ogden), 620-382-6311 (Dennis Maggard)
Website: Give us a “Like” on our Bearly Making It Facebook page.
Year opened: 1994
About us: We offer furniture, primitives, structural, glassware, miscellaneous.
Looking to 2017: Continue to serve customers as always. Check out our website.
Owners: Marion Ogden, Dennis Maggard
Employees: 5
Store hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment any other day.


Address: 403 E. Main, Marion; 109 S. Main, Hillsboro
Phone: 620-382-2133, Marion; 620-947-5951, Hillsboro
Attorneys: J. Robert Brookens and Susan C. Robson
Year opened: 1946 in Marion (by Dean Batt and Roger Morse), 1956 in Hillsboro.
About us: Formerly known as Brookens & Collett, our practice focuses on the needs of our small-town and rural clients, in the areas of:​ wills, trusts, estate planning​, tax preparation, small-business formation, probate, elder law, civil litigation, and other general civil matters.
Looking to 2017: Susan C. Robson has re-joined Bob in his law practice after she served as Marion County attorney for 16 years. Bob​ ​and Susan are available to meet your legal needs in Marion County and surrounding counties. Bob is in Hillsboro on Wednesdays and in Marion all other days.​ Susan is now in Hillsboro by appointment; otherwise Susan is in the Marion office.


Address: 228 S. Lincoln
Phone: 620-382-3327 or 785-965-268
Year opened: 1976
About us: For more than 30 years we have been general contractors offering complete construction for residential and commercial building projects, providing the full range of expertise, from planning and start-up to completion. Always priced competitively and striving to ensure your satisfaction. No job is too small or too large for our talented carpenters. Free estimates upon request.
Looking to 2017: We will continue to offer the same top-of-the-line craftsmanship in all our work to guarantee customer satisfaction.
Owners: Irvin Brunner family
Hours: Our crew normally works from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but call anytime to discuss your project with Tudy Brunner or Art Stroda.


Address: 701 E. Main, Hill Building
Phone: 620-382-2183
Year opened: 1976
About us: Butler of Marion is a community site of Butler Community College, offering general education courses, allied health programming, and high school concurrent classes in Marion County. We offer full-service advising, testing and business office services for BCC students, whether taking classes at our site, online, on the main campus, or concurrent. In 2014 we moved from the historic Bown-Corby Building to the Hill Building on the campus of Marion High School, where our night classes and allied health classes are conveniently scheduled for adult learners.
Looking to 2017: We will continue to strive to provide quality educational experiences in Marion County and a full schedule of classes at the Marion site.
Employees: 3
Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 pm. Mon­day to Thursday when classes are in session, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday


Address: 1001 Batt St.
Phone: 620-382-8630
Year opened: Cardie Oil Inc. has been in operation since 1939. Our new tire and service center opened in Marion in 2008.
About us: We specialize in tires and light service, including tires, brakes, alignments and full-service oil changes. We offer a full line of passenger, light truck, agricultural and commercial tires. We are branded as a Mobil 1 Lube Express and offer a full lineup of Mobil products and lubricants. We are an independent tire dealer with tires available from all manufacturers. We also fill propane bottles of all sizes.
Looking to 2017: Our skilled employees and state-of-the-art equipment will allow us to provide professional and honest service.
Owner: Owned and operated by Cardie Oil Inc.
Employees: 3
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday; plus expanded hours during harvest.


Address: 1121 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-2985
Year opened: 1991
About us: Now in our 26th year, we are still proudly serving our community and the surrounding area. We feature fresh meat and have added improved produce cases to enhance that section of the store. We also have an outstanding deli/bakery featuring daily specials, freshly smoked meats and can also take care of your catering needs. We work hard to serve our customers from the time they enter our store, helping when needed, all the way to carrying out their groceries. We continue to offer propane exchange, DVD rental and utility payments through Western Union.
Owners: Greg and Mitch Carlson.
Employees: 35
Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday


Address: 220 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-2106; 800-262-6293
Year opened: 1868
About us: Case & Son Insur­ance is the oldest continuous business in Marion County and may be the oldest continuous family-run business in the state. The current owner is the fifth generation of the Case family to run the business and there has never been any ownership outside the Case family. We are an independent agent representing many companies and offer a full line of property/casualty insurance, including home, auto, farm, business and life. We also specialize in bonds.
Looking to 2017: We will continue to strive to provide our clients with the best customer service possible. This includes making them aware of potential gaps in coverage such as earthquake, flood and the liability associated with the operation of drones. Educating our customers about what is and is not covered by their insurance policies will benefit both our customers and our agency.
Owner: Alex H. (Casey) Case, president; Lori Fruech­ting, customer service representative.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and by appointment


Address: 420 E. Main St.
Phone: 620-381-0288
Opened: 2016
About us: CB Baked Goods offers bierocks, breakfast bolsos filled with scrambled eggs, sausage and cheese, pizza bolsos, ham and leek bolsos, Mexican chicken in yeast dough pocket, dinner rolls, cinnamon rolls, sticky buns and cookies. The facility is set up for take-out, but a small amount of seating is available.
News from 2016: In June, Rachel opened the doors to CB Baked Goods, so named for CB Wheeler, the original builder of the 420 E. Main St. building.
Looking to 2017: We are researching ways to ship baked goods to our customers via online.
Owner: Rachel Collett.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Saturday by previously arranged pick-up only.


Address: 231 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-2129
Year opened: 1884 (bank)
About us: Central National Bank has been providing Kansans with sound financial service since 1884. We are dedicated to providing quality and professional banking that makes our customers and the communities we serve successful. Central National Bank embraces its strong heritage and strives to be the bank of choice for the Marion community and beyond. We have many services available including online banking, online bill pay, It Makes Cents, e-statements, a large Kansas ATM network, trust and investment services and business and consumer loans. For business accounts we offer, e-returns, ACH services, remote deposit capture, customer payment portal and credit card payment processing.
News in 2016: Central National Bank introduced a new rewards program for checking customers called LifeNOW Rewards. The program offers customers access to coupons for local and national retailers, as well as discounts on travel and pharmacy offers. It also features cell phone and identity theft protection in addition to roadside assistance. Central National Bank’s performance has distinguished the bank as a leading institution. The Kansas City Business Journal named the bank one of the region’s top five strongest mid-size banks for the second year in a row. Also for the second year in a row, the bank was named in the “Top 200 Healthiest Banks in the Country” by DepositAc­ (Central National Bank moved from No. 48 to No. 44 out of 7,000 banks and credit unions based on capital strength and value of loans at risk).
Looking to 2017: Central National Bank is proud to continue our strong relationship with, and support of, Tabor College. Bank staff members welcome all opportunities to further the education of youth. As always, the bank will offer CD specials throughout the year, as well as home loans and other consumer and commercial loan products.
Owners: Central National Bank is family-owned. Ed C. Rolfs is the third generation of the Rolfs family to serve as chief executive officer. (He was preceded by his grandfather Ed W. Rolfs and his father Ed J. Rolfs).
Employees: 9 at the Marion bank.
Hours: Lobby, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. Drive-thru, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday
ATM locations: 24-hour walk-up, 231 E. Main


Address: 320 S. Third, Marion; headquarters at 135 N. Main, Hillsboro
Phone: 620-382-2263, Mar­ion; 620-947-2917, Hills­boro.
Year opened: 1966
About us: Cooperative Grain & Supply handles grain, fertilizer, seed, chemicals, fueling stations for gasoline and diesel, bulk fuel delivery and has Ampride C-stores in Marion and Hillsboro.
News from 2016: CG&S continues to upgrade fertilizer application equipment at the Crop Production plant in the Hillsboro Industrial Park. As the year ended, a major remodel of the Hillsboro Ampride store was in progress.
Looking to 2017: After 31 years as general manager, Lyman Adams Jr. will retire and CG&S looks forward to a new manager to lead the cooperative into the future.
Owners: Cooperative members
Employees: 32
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Address: 5 miles south, 1.5 miles west of Marion on 140th St.
Phone: 620-382-2041
Year opened: 1976, by Ern and Lucille Hett
About us: The Copper Shed specializes in handmade metal sculptures made right in our barn workshop. We feature antiques and unique crafts displayed in room settings. We do custom orders—your design or ours. Bus tours welcome.
Looking to 2017: We have lots of garden items and bird baths and other outdoor items. We are buying your unwanted antiques and collectibles—a handful, roomful or houseful. We have two buildings to tour, stocked full of unusual decorator pieces. Although wheat, windmills and sunflowers are our specialty, we are always designing new pieces to keep up with the trends.
Owners: Dwight and Julie Nelson
Hours: Open year-round; call for hours or appointment


Address: 2309 Clover
Phone: 620-382-2250
Year opened: 1992
About us: A beautiful home designed to serve as a modern bed and breakfast, a private lake and 480 acres of scenic beauty in the remarkable Flint Hills await you at Country Dreams Bed and Breakfast. Our five guest rooms have private baths, a view of the picturesque lake and country decor. Several large common areas are available for meetings and family gatherings, including an all-season sunroom, which offers a cozy place to visit, relax, and enjoy the sunsets. Evening meals and group dinners are available upon request. Television, Wi-Fi, refrigerator and microwave are available to guests. A family-style country breakfast is served in the dining room. A new composite deck has been added outside the dining room, overlooking the lake. If you enjoy fishing, we have two bass boats with trolling motors available. The lake is well-stocked with bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish.
Owners: Kent and Alice Richmond
Hours: Open all year.


Address: 1305 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-2147
Year opened: 1998
About us: We offer clean, quiet, comfortable rooms at a very reasonable rate. Most rooms have refrigerators and microwaves. All rooms are exterior entrance with cable TV. We offer handicapped-accessible rooms and weekly rates. We’re all about hometown hospitality.
Owners: Earl and Tina Hancock
Employees: 3
Hours: Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; after hours, call 620-381-1666.


Address: 130 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-3300
Year opened: 1978
About us: County Seat Decor­ating Center has served Marion County and beyond since 1978. We have a large selection of hardwood flooring, ceramic tile, natural stone, carpet, vinyl flooring, luxury vinyl tile and planks, quartz, granite, solid surface, and laminate countertops as well as window treatments. We specialize in ceramic/stone tile design and installation. Custom showers, complete with benches and niches, are not only for their aesthetics, but also to create handicap accessibility. Professional design and owner/employee installation is as critical to our business as the products we sell. We also provide professional carpet and upholstery cleaning using Bane-Clene equipment.
News in 2016: The floor covering industry has had many changes and we have continued to add new products to our showroom to keep up with current trends! Our primary goal is to meet our customers’ needs.
Looking to 2017: We plan to improve the look of our store by exposing the limestone walls and tin ceiling! We look forward to another successful year serving our valued customers.
Owners: Brad and Jeannie Wildin
Employees: 3
Hours: Our hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday. We also work on an appointment basis to accommodate the busy lifestyles of our customers.


Address: 403 N. Roosevelt
Phone: 316-621-1280
Year opened: 2014
About us: We build the customer’s dream deck, focused solely on using the Trex brand family of decking products, the best brand name on the market.
Looking to 2017: We look forward to helping the residents of Marion County build their own personal backyard getaway. Call or email us to set up your individual Trex design consultation. Once we have an idea what you want, we can work up an estimate to fit your budget. Feel free to check out the website to get an idea of what we might create for you.
Owner: Jarod Sardou
Employees: 2
Hours: 24/7


Address: 1202 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-2410
Year opened: 1999
About us: We are a full-service liquor store with a large selection of beer, wine, spirits, miniatures, mixers and much more. We have a reputation for having the lowest prices in the area with the greatest selection around and great service to our patrons.
Looking to 2017: We will continue to provide the greatest selection of products, lowest prices every day and the best service anywhere.
Owner: Jeannie Vinduska
Employees: 6
Hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon to 7:30 p.m., Sun­day. Open summer holidays.


Address: 314 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-3899; fax: 877-222-1265
Email: chris.hernandez@­
Year opened: 1999
About us: We offer stocks, bonds, mutual funds, annuities, insurance, IRAs, certificates of deposit, 401K Roll­overs and 529 plans.
Looking to 2017: We look to continue helping individual investors reach their long-term goals, and provide predictable income streams for retirees.
Owner: Chris Hernandez, AAMS financial adviser
Employees: 2
Hours: 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; by appointment evenings and Saturday


Address: 330 E. Main St.
Phone: 620-382-2253
Website: Coming soon.
Opened: 2016
About us: We offer breakfast and lunch available in a relaxed, rustic atmosphere. Seating is available and all food items are baked fresh, including the bread used to make sandwiches, soups, cin­namon rolls, fruit rolls, scones and a variety of pastries. For birthdays, graduations, anniversaries or other occasions, the bakery offers decorated cakes, cupcakes or cream and fruit pies. Special orders do require advance notice.
News from 2016: After acquiring the building in July, and a total remodel in three months, the bakery opened in September.
Looking to 2017: Get the bakery’s website up and running to begin online ordering. Another goal is to expand hours in the summer.
Owners: Our family, Jeff and Dawn Lee, Ryan and Amanda Lee, Katie and Lucas Zurcher and Jenny Lee.
Employees: The owners and four additional employees.
Hours: 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 5:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.


Address: 1122 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-3350
Email: Agents, and; office manager/sales associate,
Year opened: 1984
About us: Farm Bureau Financial Services was developed more than 70 years ago to serve the needs of Farm Bureau members. FBFS is a multi-line insurance company. We offer coverage for many items, including homes, autos, large and small farms, business, health and long-term care. We also offer investment options, including IRAs, mutual funds and annuities. We also offer strategies to help you pass assets to you families or charities with the goal of preserving your assets. For a review of your current insurance or financial situation, stop by our office and visit with one of our agents.
Employees: 2 agents, 1 office manager
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed noon to 1 p.m.


Address: 410 E. Main St.
Phone: 620-798-8660
Opened: April 2016
About us: Paul and Heather Fay offer chiropractic services for the entire family, and no patients are too young. We offer chiropractic treatment for neck, back, extremities, decompression, gentle and effective low-force technique, pre-natal pediatrics, acupuncture, essential oils and more.
Looking to 2017: Paul Fay joined Heather after completing all his training and testing. In addition to regular chiropractic treatments, he is a certified chiropractic sports physician.
Owners: Paul and Heather Fay.
Employees: The owners
Hours: From 9 a.m. to noon and 3-6 p.m. Mondays, Wednes­days and Thursdays; 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays; and Saturdays by appoint­ment only.


Address: 113 S. Second
Phone: 620-382-2181
Year opened: 1973
About us: We offer service and installation of plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment for residential and commercial businesses.
Looking to 2017: We look forward to serving our current and new customers, by offering Lennox heating and cooling solutions, and GeoComfort ground source heat pump systems. Every new or replacement system offers new challenges, and with the skills of our great team, we look forward to the task.
Owners: Merle Flaming and Joel Thomas
Employees: 12
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday


Address: 126 W. Main
Phone: 620-382-7620
Year opened: 1980
About us: We process and distribute specialty clays in nine midwestern states. Our primary focus is to supply the material needs of artists and craftsmen as well as school and university art departments. We use 30 different types of clay mined throughout the Midwest and prepare several dozen blends of various colors, textures and firing ranges. We sell through a network of 10 distributors as well as direct to customers. Now in our 37th year, our goal for 2016 is to provide to each customer the exceptional service they have come to expect.
Owner: Les Byer
Employees: 3
flint hills embroidery
Address: 113 N. First
Phone: 620-382-2126 or 620-382-2616 (fax)
Year opened: 1993
About us: Flint Hills Em­broi­­dery is a 34 multi-head embroidery shop. Logos can be embroidered on anything from caps, shirts and jackets to suitcases.
Owners: Dave and Jackie Crofoot
Employees: 6
Hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday


Address: 106 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-2622
Year opened: 2010
About us: We are a showcase for local artists’ work and art sales. Individual art instruction in drawing, painting and printmaking for children and adults.
Owner: Jan Davis
Employees: 0
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues­day through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; or by appointment.


Address: 114 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-3821
Year opened: 1987
About us: We offer family dine-in or order out and friendly and prompt service. Our menu includes pizza, sandwiches, salad bar and other Italian dishes.
Looking to 2017: We want to continue serving our faithful customers and try to improve our service.
Owners: Jay and Judy Smith
Employees: 2
Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Satur­day.


Address: 324 E. Main, Box 234
Phone: 620-382-2006
Year opened: 1998
About us: GPC&N provides outsourced IT support for government and business. We specialize in local and county government service. We also service the home PC and networking market as well as computer sales. We have a network IT support professionals that bring added expertise to our services.
Owner: Lloyd Davies
Employees: 3
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday


Address: 162 W. Main
Phone: 620-381-4034
Year opened: 2007
About us: Family hair-care salon offering haircuts, styling, color and permanent waves. Retail supplies.
Owner: Betty Stenzel, hair stylist
Hours: By appointment Wed­nesday through Friday
Address: 401 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-3569
Year opened: Opened in 1983. Ownership and name changed to Heerey Real Estate in 2009.
About us: Heerey Real Estate is a full-service real estate agency that strives to make the process of buying and selling as smooth as possible. We specialize in the sale of residential, farmland and commercial property. Heerey Real Estate lists and sells the majority of real estate in the immediate Marion area. In fact, we sell the majority of Marion real estate listed by other companies as well. We also serve the surrounding communities in the county, including Marion County Lake, Hillsboro, Peabody, Lin­coln­ville and Flo­rence. Lake properties are one of our specialties. Auctioneering services for land, residential and commercial properties are also available. We are a member of the Flint Hills MLS and you can find us at both and We also offer high end virtual tours for properties when appropriate.
News from 2016: We had another record year for sales. We saw new families come into Marion County and what a privilege it was to help them find that perfect home. It was exciting to be able to share with them that schools in Marion County have been recognized as top schools in the state and nation.
Looking to 2017: Heerey Real Estate is looking forward to another great year. We will continue to serve folks with integrity and honesty and to work diligently for sellers and buyers. If you have never talked with us about our services and what we have to offer, make it a point to do so in 2017.
Owner/broker: Lori Heerey
Employees: 4
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week; by appointment, evenings and weekends.


Address: 1212 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-2236 or 620-382-7711
Year opened: 1979
About us: We do commodities building and concrete construction. We haul and spread dirt and gravel.
Owner: Dave Hett
Employees: Fluctuates seasonally, 10-15
Hours: All the time!


Address: 115 N. Third
Phone: 620-382-3200 or 620-382-6734
Email: tammy@marionelgin­.com
Year opened: 2009
About us: The Historic Elgin Hotel is the region’s finest historic boutique hotel, blending the nostalgia of the past with the luxuries of today. The Elgin’s fully renovated 19th century limestone building provides a unique venue to relax, unwind and reconnect. The elegant Victorian ballroom, as well as the conference room, fitness center and game lounge compliment the eight historically-themed suites to create an unforgettable experience for our guests. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or looking for a weekend getaway, the Historic Elgin Hotel is the place to be.
News in 2016: Tammy and Jeremy Ensey acquired the Historic Elgin Hotel from the Cloutier family.
Looking to 2017: Thanks in part to a Heritage Trust Fund through the Kansas Historical Society we plan to repair and renovate out 98 windows and renovate a portion of the Elgin for additional use and services.
Owners: Tammy and Jeremy Ensey
Employees: 3
Hours: Vary.


Address: 1500 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-2606
Year opened: 2013
About us: Affordable senior housing community serving the Marion County area.
Looking ahead to 2017: Residents now have access to the unity and common area, flat-screen TV with stereo for movie night, potluck dinners and bingo activities.
Owner: Homestead Afford­able Housing Inc.; 785-364-0110.
Employees: 1
Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Address: 113 N. 1st St.
Phone: 620-382-3785
Year opened: 1956 – Western Associates Inc., parent company
About us: Having been in the screen-printing business since 1987, and having tackled many challenges, Western Graphics has the expertise to produce jobs to accommodate any customer. Our family oriented background makes us aware of the importance of each order. Whether it would be a single shirt order wanting to recognize an individual in some special way or an organization needing a large quantity for a special event, we have the capabilities of making this happen for our customer. We are very proud of the equipment technology we have at Western Graphics. Having a MHM Screen printer able to imprint up to seven colors, makes our niche in the screen-printing market at top levels in the industry. We also have a manual shirt and cap printer for our printing needs. Western Graphics can print four-color process, can personalize or number your item as well as fulfill your needs to simply “print some items for your event.” We also can offer individual poly-bagging for customers who may require this need. Our in-house art department can reproduce your logo, design art from your ideas or conceptually make a design for your event or organization. Our staff is knowledgeable in printing. Our sister company, Flint Hills Embroidery, allows us to also offer embroidery to our customers. We have a top-notch graphics department that can produce conceptual art, or reproduce supplied art for our imprinting needs.
News in 2016: We purchased a new dryer for screen printing. It is energy efficient and has greatly increase our capacity.
Looking to 2017: Hoping to give the same great service to all of our customers.
Owners: Dave Crofoot, Jim Crofoot.
Employees: 6
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon­day through Friday


Address: 100 N. Roosevelt
Phone: 620-382-2430
Year opened: 1983
About us: HRK offers our customers a variety of merchandise. We carry furniture, box springs, mattresses, tools, toys, knives, swimming and boating supplies, fishing and sports equipment and a variety of general merchandise. Customer service is the best product we offer.
Looking to 2017: Our goal is to continue serving our customers’ needs and wants with the best service and products we can offer. We look forward to adding to our furniture inventory. We will continue supporting the local charities and fundraisers and hope to have many more years in this community.
Owners: John and Joan Diver
Employees: 2
Hours: Winter hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Satur­day, Sunday; summer hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday


Address: 706 N. Cedar
Phone: 620-382-3976
Year opened: November 1992
About us: We are a general building contractor, residential and light commercial turn-key projects. We do new construction and remodeling, wood and steel frame buildings.
Owner: Jeff Jirak
Employees: 1 full-time, 2 part-time


Address: 104 N. Fifth
Phone: 800-974-2990; 620-382-3282
About us: Specializing in crop and hail insurance.
Looking to 2017: Our goal is to continue to offer quality insurance products while maintaining our commitment to always provide the best service possible to each and every customer.
Owner: Jeff Cady
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday


Address: Marion office, 426 E. Main; McPherson office, 100 W. Kansas Ave., Ste. 201
Phone: Marion office, 620-382-2186; McPherson office, 620-241-8800
Year opened: 1974; Brian L. Bina has been a partner since 2013.
About us: Our firm is engaged in the general practice of law. No matter what your situation, you can count on us for sound legal advice. From solving family problems to complex business matters, you’ll always have us on your side to help you through it. We handle the following legal matters: wills, estate planning, trusts, living trusts, guardianships, conservatorships and adoptions. Trial/litigation: personal Injury (automobile or other accident cases), property damage, criminal and related matters. Commercial law: corporations, limited liability companies, collection of accounts, banking, debtor/creditor bankruptcy. Real estate matters: title examinations and real estate closings. Domestic law: divorce, child custody and child support. Nursing home negligence; mediation; municipal law; school law.
Looking to 2017: We look to continue our track record of personalized legal services to our entire clientele. We feel we are more than just a law firm, we try to be part of the community and involve ourselves more each day in each aspect of the community.
Owners: Tim R. Karstetter and Brian L. Bina
Employees: 3 (not including the owners)
Hours: Marion, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Wednes­day; 8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. McPherson office, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.


Address: 217 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-2135
Year opened: 1978
About us: In 2015 Gene and Traci Lanning purchased Marion Pharmacy from Marlin and Debbie Buchholz. Lanning Pharmacy continues to be a Health Mart pharmacy which allows us to be able to purchase more merchandise in different departments. As a full-line pharmacy, we accept most major insurance plans and all Medicare D plans for seniors. Lanning Pharmacy is a preferred provider in six Medicare Part D plans, which means our patients can save with lower preferred co-pays. We offer vaccinations throughout the year, including flu and shingles vaccines. Lanning Pharmacy offers a full line of durable medical equipment for both rental and purchase. We are a DME provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas and Medicare. We take pride in our excellent customer service and patient care. Lanning Pharmacy provides a wide range of gift items, Russel Stover candy, Hall­mark cards, WoodWick Candles, Marion Warrior wear, Melissa and Doug toys, Toland Flags, Kodak picture-printing, and a variety of other unique items. We offer free local delivery for prescriptions, OTC items and gifts.
Looking to 2017: We will continue to offer personal service and competitive prices. We plan to expand our prescription delivery service to surrounding communities one day a week for a fee. We are always looking for new unique gift and food items to add to our inventory.
Owner: Gene and Traci Lanning
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday


Address: 426 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-7890
Year opened: 2001
About us: We provide our commercial, industrial and residential customers with electrical services, voice/data and TV cabling. We have Block & Associ­ates certified / licensed electricians as well as certified system installers for the low-volt services we provide.
Looking to 2017: We are looking forward to providing the services we handle for our customers. We will continue to better our staff in specific training and certifications that will allow us to keep up with the ever-changing technologies. As in the past we will continue to promote continuing education for our technicians.
Owner: Lin Slifer, president


Address: 200 Eisenhower Drive
Phone: 620-382-3000
Year opened: 2004
About us: Assisted living; 24-hour assistance available, three meals a day. Mainten­ance, housekeeping and laundry provided. Medication monitoring or administration.
Employees: 12
Hours: 24/7


Address: 115 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-2149
Year opened: 1961
About us: We are now a NAPA auto parts store that also offers tractor parts. We mix paint, custom make hydraulic hoses 1/4-inch to 1 inch. We are a Green Monkey dealer, and an authorized U-Haul dealer with a variety of types and sizes of trucks.
Owners: Mike and Doug Regnier
Employees: 3
Hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday


Address: 1122 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-2972
Year opened: 1951
About us: An agriculture advocacy organization.
Hours: Office open Monday, Wednesday, Friday.


Address: 1228 Commercial Drive
Phone: 620-382-2810
Year opened: 2014
About us: We offer hardware, some clothing, animal feed products, household, paints, gardening accessories, plumbing, barbecue grills, smokers and more.
Looking to 2017: Expanding the business by adding a greenhouse in the spring.
Owner: Kent Carmichael
Employees: 7
Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 1-6 p.m. Sunday


Address: 535 S. Freeborn
Phone: 620-382-3690
Year opened: 1979
About us: Marion County Home Care is the only home health agency based in Marion County and is operated as a department of St. Luke Hospital. MCHC has been offering all of its in-home services to the community for the past 36 years. Ser­vices include: skilled nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy, certified home health aide for personal care, mastectomy consultation and fitting as well as emergency response system.
Owner: Hospital District No. 1, Marion County.
Employees: 9
Hours: Office, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Services provided seven days a week.


Address: 107 S. Second
Phone: 620-382-2611
Year opened: January 2004
About us: We offer dry cleaning for clothes, drapes, alterations and laundry services.
Owners: Billy and Donna Rosiere
Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday. Laundry is open 24/7.


Address: 1501 E. Lawrence
Phone: 620-382-2218
Email: marionhousing@­
Year opened: 1971
About us: We provide one- and two-bedroom apartments with a preference for the elderly/handicap. All apartments are furnished with appliances, carpet, central heating and air. Laundry facilities are located in the office building. We also have activities for residents.
Employees: 3
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon­day through Wednesday; 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and Friday


Address: 201 S. Coble
Phone: 620-382-3751
Web: marionmanu­
Year opened: 1979
About us: We design and fabricate custom manufacturing equipment, specializing in metal forming equipment. We also offer a full-service machine shop.
Owners: Allan Richmond, David Richmond, Tim Richmond and Jackie Palic
Employees: 17
Office hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday


Address: 159 W. Main
Phone: 620-382-2660
Year opened: 1877
About us: Caring service, quality products. All memorials lettered in our local facility.
Looking to 2017: We will remain focused on customers’ desire for quality memorials and caring service.
Owners: Chris and Kathy Meierhoff
Employees: 3
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday


Address: 302 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-2109
Web address:
Year opened: 1905
About us: Marion National Bank offers full-service banking. We offer loans for any worthwhile purpose including agriculture, commercial, consumer and all types of real estate, including home loans. For the investor, we offer certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts and saving accounts. Personal and business checking accounts are available for your daily needs. A Visa check card can be used with all personal transaction accounts. There is an ATM in our entry way for your 24-hour cash needs. Safe deposit boxes are available to store your valuables.
Employees: 5
Hours: Lobby, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, closed on Satur­day, Drive-thru, 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8:15 a.m. to noon Saturday.


Address: We are located in Marion Elementary School, 1400 E. Lawrence
Phone: 620-382-6014, ext 1739
Email: or
Opened: January 1999
About us: Marion Preschool is for children ages 3-5. We have funded spaces for income-eligible, tuition-funded community or special-education placements. We have morning session from 8:15 to 11:35 and afternoon session from 12:15 to 3:35. Morning sessions are served breakfast and lunch, afternoon sessions are provided lunch and a snack. Our curriculum is the theme-based Creative Curriculum. Children will learn literacy and math, investigate, create and study through themes, such as recycling, trees, balls, buildings, etc. Parents choose individual goals for their child for the staff to focus on, and children are assessed for school readiness through Creative Curriculum. Community volunteers enhance services, provide role models and promote collaboration in the community. Parents, grandparents and others are encouraged to become involved in the program by volunteering in the classroom, attending parent meetings and policy council. Volunteers are encouraged to continue that involvement after their child has moved on in school. An application fair is planned for 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 6, Room 307 in Marion Elementary School.


Address: 222 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-2130
Year opened: 1871
About us: We provide title insurance for homeowners and mortgage lenders. We also provide real estate closings for your transaction. Why do you need title insurance? For most Ameri­cans, our home is the single largest financial investment we ever make. Having a clear title is important to the sale and purchase of your home. Your title insurance policy is your assurance that the home you are buying is protected from any title problems now and down the road.
News in 2016: We now have the very latest in leading-edge computer technology to enhance the real estate transaction for you. We have the only complete set of title records other than the Marion County Court­house.
Looking to 2017: We will continue to be dedicated to providing our customers the very best of service. This year we will be celebrating our 146th­ year of continuous service for Marion County landowners.
Employees: 4
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday


Address: 110 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-2697 (business); 620-381-0637 (cell) or 620-947-0261 (office).
Year opened: 2007
About us: Marion Wellness Center is a 24/7 fitness center for all ages. The facility has 36-plus equipment stations in a climate-controlled environment that is equipped with TV and a stereo system. All equipment is commercial grade and includes cardio, weight machines (selectorized and free weights) and fitness balls/band/steps.
Owner: Lori Lalouette
Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week (access by keycard)


Address: 626 E. Main
Phone: 620-381-4117
Year opened: November 2013
About us: We are offering products made from alpaca fiber. Alpacas are sheared once a year. Products offered include blankets, rugs, scarfs, mittens, hats, purses, alpaca fiber soap, sweaters, coats, socks, stuffed teddy bears, horses, lions, etc.; yarn, rovings, slippers; selling Keeper of the Light Cheerful Giver various candles, candle lanterns, room air infusers, etc.
Owner: Jeff and Laurie Methvin.
Employees: 4 part-time
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Also open by appointment. Hours to expand this summer; look for future advertisements of extended summer hours.


Address: 412 E. Main St.
Phone: 620-382-3750
Year opened: May 2015
About us: Seems like the barbershop is one of those best-kept secrets, but we would like that to change. We specialize in men’s haircuts, designs, line-ups (hair and beard lined up and trimmed) and children’s haircuts. Walk-ins or appointments. Beard shaving by appointment only.
Recent news: We remodeled the inside of the facility.
Owner: Mike Darrow
Employees: 1
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.


Address: 1240 Commercial Drive
Phone: 620-382-7940
About us: Our mission is to provide Marion County and the surrounding areas with a client-focused experience. Our team aspires to deliver superior customer care with a progressive learning environment. We offer a full array of luxurious salon, spa and nail services, as well as Redken products, CND, clinical skincare, Mirabella makeup and boutique items.
News from 2016: Services include all hair services for the entire family, manicures, nails, pedicures, customized facials, fruit acid facial peels, derma­plaining, eyelash extensions, makeup application, spray tan, tanning booth, full-body waxing and massage (including cupping, sports, prenatal, etc. We also have a boutique featuring clothing, jewelry, scarves and accessories.
Looking to 2017: We plan to continue our education to bring the newest styles, trends and techniques in all areas, and provide the best guest experience we possibly can.
Owner: Karen Miles
Employees: 6
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.


Address: 203 S. Third
Phone: 620-947-3157
Year opened: Opened in Marion in July 2016; opened in Hillsboro November 2008
About us: We take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. A sampling of the services we offer in our Hillsboro office are: chiropractic care providing advanced spinal correction utilizing state-of-the-art techniques. Newer correction methods are available and even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before, including cold laser therapy, decompression therapy and acupuncture.
News from 2016: Darci Mash­burn, massage therapist, began providing massages in our office March 1. Also, we added a satellite clinic located at 203 S. 3rd St. in Marion on July 11.
Owner: Kodi N. Panzer, D.C.
Employees: 3
Hours (Marion): 8 a.m. to noon Monday and Thursday, and 1-6 p.m. Tuesday.


Address: 902 N. Cedar
Phone: 620-382-3794
Year opened: 2008
About us: PrairieLand is a John Deere agriculture equipment dealership specializing in large ag, turf and integrated solutions products. PrairieLand has nine stores in south central Kansas and more than 250 employees.
News from 2016: Prairie­Land maintained a strong business position.
Owners: Doug Neufeld, Loren Balzer, Darrell Pan­kratz, Marc Conrady, Tom Conrady, Bill Wall, Dan Cam­mick, Joe Pavlovsky
Employees: 276
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday


Address: 1015 Melvin
Phone: 620-382-3742
Year opened: 1961 by George A. Vinduska; acquired by Ty and Terra Reusser in 2016.
About us: Family dentistry, implant placement and restoration, general dental services.
Owner: Ty Reusser & Terra Reusser, DDS
Employees: 4
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.


Address:1501 Sandstone
Phone: 913-708-8297
Year opened: 2011
About us: Rhino Wash started in August 2011. We offer a self-serve bay that includes tire cleaner, engine degreaser, a foam brush and much more. We also offer a fully automatic touch-free car wash that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week which features Turtle Wax and Simonize chemicals to provide you with the ultimate clean.
Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week


Address: 607 S. Lincoln St.
Phone: 620-382-2427; 620-381-0851 (cell)
Year opened: 1989
About us: We do new and update old residental and commercial electrical work.
Owners: Harvey and Betty Sanders
Employees: 5 to 8
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday through Saturday


Address: 25 Jerome St.
Phone: 620-382-3228 (cell) 620-382-6667
Email:, or
About us: Sardou Carpen­try was started in 1973 as a licensed contractor doing remodeling and new construction. In recent years, we have specialized in bath and kitchen remodels. We build decks and docks, and do door and window replacements. To further expand Sardou Carpen­try’s skills and services, we added a business in 2002 called R&L Creative Carvings. It specializes in custom-carved rustic furniture, cabinets, entry and screen doors and miscellaneous decor, in addition to doing chainsaw carved sculptures and custom personalized products. We also do chainsaw carvings on trees at people’s homes. In 2005, we opened The Out­doors Inn Bed & Breakfast at the Marion County Lake to provide lodging for people in a comfortable atmosphere and to enjoy the lake and our unique carvings on display. The Outdoors Inn offers single-room or full-house rental. A continental breakfast is served along with evening snacks. Guests have access to kitchen and laundry use. We also rent canoes and proved fishing equipment.
Owners: Richard and Linda Sardou
Employees: 2-6 (as necessary)
Hours: Sardou Carpentry, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; R&L Creative Carvings, on demand; The Outdoors Inn, 24/7 year round


Address: 202 S. Freeborn
Phone: 620-382-2476
Year opened: 1993
About us: I am a licensed child-care professional providing a home-away-from-home atmosphere. I care for children from birth on up. I have had many hours of training through the past 22 years, including CPR, first aid and SIDS, which I keep current. I serve nutritional meals and snacks at no extra cost. I offer a healthy environment where children can learn to play with others in a positive atmosphere. We color, play, read books, make crafts, celebrate holidays and have fun with different activities and plenty of toys. A fenced shaded big backyard with swing sets, a slide and a huge sandpile, basketball, bikes and trikes help release their energy.
Looking to 2017: Possible openings for preschool age when school starts.
Owner: Melinda Schroeder
Employees: Self
Hours: 7 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.


Address: 329 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-2020
Web: “Like” us on Facebook: Sew What Quilt Shop, LLP
Year opened: 2010
About us: We offer area quilters and travelers a pleasant place to shop for fabric, notions, patterns and books.
Looking to 2017: We look forward to offering more classes and a wider selection of services.
Owners: Jan Meisinger, Carol Riggs, Paula Perry
Employees: 3
Hours: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Summer hours open six days a week from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed Sundays.


Address: 401 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-3254 or 800-838-3254
Year opened: The MFA Mutual Insurance Co. began operations Jan. 1, 1946. The company’s name was changed to Shelter Insurance in 1981. Shelter has been serving Marion County and the surrounding areas with a local agent since 1979.
About us: Headquartered in Columbia, Mo., the Shelter Insurance group of companies is a leader in the industry, providing customers with exceptional insurance and financial products and service. Since opening our doors in 1946, we have become one of the most successful and financially sound regional insurance groups in the country. The insurance products we provide are specifically designed to best suit you, and include protection for your home, life, car, farm, business and more.
News from 2016: Heerey Agency, LLC experienced significant agency growth again in 2016; with an increase in new customers, total policy count, and premium. Shelter began including a base level of roadside assistance coverage at no charge on all auto policies beginning the summer of 2016. See the Shelter advertisement in this publication for additional 2016 news that brings us great pride.
Agent: Doug Heerey
Employees: 2
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, or by appointment

SherBowl Lanes & Willy J’s 9th Lane Sports Bar

Address: 131 S. Thorp (south of Ampride)
Phone: Call 620-382-2630, text 620-381-4248 (Please leave your name and number so we can return your call.)
Web: Facebook under Willy J’s 9th Lane Sports Bar and Arcade; Facebook under SherBowl Lanes
Email: or
Year opened: SherBowl Lanes in November 2003; Willy J’s 9th Lane, September 2008.
About us: At SherBowl Lanes we offer family fun for all ages. We have eight lanes with automatic scoring. Our USBC sanctioned leagues are Monday and Wednesday nights. Open bowling to the public is Friday and Saturday nights. For your child’s next birthday ask us about our party packages. Our bowling teams are always looking for bowlers. SherBowl Lanes has its own Facebook page, so give us a look. Willy J’s 9th Lane is very family oriented. Bring your family in to eat our customer favorites—cheeseburgers, fries, beer-battered fries, chicken strips and chicken strip salad. Or try our new sandwiches, such as Philly Cheesesteak or Chicken Bacon Swiss. We serve soda and 3.2 malt beverages. Come in to play pool and have a cold beverage. Thurs­day night is Poker Night, which starts at 7:30 p.m. Willy J’s offers catering services for any special occasion, significant birthday and retirement parties, class or family reunions and holiday parties. Think of us for your next class reunion. We have steak dinners on New Year’s Eve. On special events we off a Cream Canned Dinner or Mountain Oyster Fry. We want to be your “go to” place for food, drink and entertainment.
Looking to 2017: Our goal at Willy J’s/SherBowl Lanes is to provide a great place for food, drink and entertainment for the residents of Marion County.
Owners: William and LaDonna Sherbert
Employees: 4-6
Hours: Willy J’s—11 a.m to 1:30 p.m. and 5-11 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday, and 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday. SherBowl Lanes—League nights, Monday and Wednesday; open bowling nights Friday and Saturday. Parties after 5 p.m.


Address: 530 S. Cedar
Phone: 620-382-3192; (cell) 316-650-4635
Year opened: 2001
About us: We do all types of roofing, exterior painting, tree cutting, hanging gutters.
Owner: David Shiplet
Employees: 3-6, depending on the task at hand
Hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Address: 416 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-2347
Year opened: 1999, by Callie Jones; bought by Kristin Ebaben in June 2012.
About us: We are a full-service salon, specializing in color, perms, haircuts and all nail services.
Looking to 2017: Wonder­ful customer service and new and longtime clients.
Owner: Kristin Ebaben
Employees: 4
Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday (some days vary). Some Saturdays by appointment.


Address: 901 N. Industrial
Phone: 620-381-2100
Year opened: 2009 in Marion
About us: Our veterinary practice was established in 2004 with the goal of providing the community with a source for excellence in animal health care across a wide range of species. We offer first-class services for small animal, equine, and food animal. Our services are complemented by our friendly staff and small-town values.
News from 2016: We continue to offer additional services in-house such as board­ing, chiropractic care, grooming and farrier service. Through­out the year, we will continue to show our clients and patients the value of preventive care exams. Pets are often suffering from diseases that go unnoticed without a thorough physical exam. Regular health care is so much more important than just getting vaccinated.
Looking to 2017: We look forward to continuing to provide excellent care and customer service to our community and surrounding areas in 2017.
Owner: Dr. Brendan Kraus, DVM
Employees: 12
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon­day through Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday; 24-hour emergency care


Address: Marion, 822 E. Main; Hillsboro, 144 N. Main
Phone: Marion, 620-382-3363; Hillsboro, 620-947-5900
Opened: State Farm was founded in 1922 by retired farmer George J. Mecherle. Becky Walsh Agency opened in 1991.
About us: State Farm offers automobile, homeowners, renters, health, life, banking and financial services. The team consists of agent Becky Walsh and licensed staff members Kris Pschigoda in Hillsboro 38 years and just beginning in Marion is Jamie Martinez.
Looking to 2017: To provide quality products and service to our clientele.
Owner: Becky Walsh
Employees: 2
Hours: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Evenings and Saturdays by appointment.


Address: 300 E. Santa Fe
Phone: 620-382-3142
Web: Like us on our Facebook Page: Stepping Stones Preschool
Year opened: 2001
About us: The mission statement of Stepping Stones Pres­chool is to nurture the “whole child” in areas of physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual development. This will be achieved through providing a variety of experiences that are developmentally appropriate and individualized for each child in our Program. Through Christian principles and child-directed experiences, children are encouraged to be independent thinkers and life-long learners. We invite all to become a part of our Stepping Stones family!
Owner: Valley United Metho­dist Church
Director/preschool teacher: Tristen Cope
Hours: Preschool sessions are 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.


Address: 321 E. Main
Year opened: Dec. 29, 2005, to support St. Luke Hospital and Living Center.
About us: Our goal is to assist the St. Luke Founda­tion, plus provide and support for people in need of help, such as families with foster children and families that are having difficulties. We also support the Mini­sterial Alliance with certificates, the Head Start program and the Marion County Special Education Coopera­tive. All of our merchandise is donated. We have something for everyone, of all ages. Clothes, toys, glassware, seasoned merchandise, small appliances such as toasters, mixers, irons, vacuum cleaners. Right now we have our winter wear for clothing. But in March we will take all winter clothing off the floor and put out spring and summer.
Owners/employees: Owned by St. Luke Hospital Foundation, the store is operated by the Auxiliary board and more than 50 volunteers to operate it.
Hours: Noon to 5 p.m. Friday , 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.


Address: 535 S. Freeborn
Phone: 620-382-2177
Year opened: Marion Hospital opened in 1907 and became St. Luke in 1952, and began operating independently in 2004.
About us: Our mission is to enhance people’s lives through personal care, quality service and ethical practices. We strive to provide our patients with specialists and diagnostic equipment on site to keep health-care needs convenient and close to home. Our emergency room features Avera eEmergency service as well as regular provider coverage and is designated as a Level IV trauma center. St. Luke Living Center is our attached 30-bed nursing home providing a home away from home with skilled and compassionate care for those who can no longer care for themselves. Outpatient services include: cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, full-service laboratory, radiology department featuring digital mammography, ultrasound, MRI, CT scan, Dexascan and general x-ray. Therapy services including physical, occupational and speech therapy. Astym to treat chronic musculoskeletal conditions and scar tissue. Biodex to treat balance issues and issue proper concussion screenings, functional dry needling and the only hydrotherapy pool in Marion County. Specialty clinics include: cardiology, general surgery, mental health counseling, ophthalmology, orthopedics, rheumatology, sleep studies and wound care.
News from 2016: We welcomed Karen Larsen, APRN, to the medical staff as a provider in the hospital.
Looking to 2017: Urgent Care Clinic opened the first weekend in January.
Owner: Hospital District No. 1, Marion County.
Employees: 138
Hours: Business office is 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Emergency services are provided 24 hours daily.


Address: 921 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-2998
Year opened: 1995
About us: I offer massage therapy in a clinical setting. This includes Swedish massage, chair, sports, pregnancy, warm stone and reflexology.
Looking to 2017: Continu­a­tion of services with flexible hours.
Owner: Carol Wituk
Employees: (self)
Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon­day through Friday; Saturday by appointment.


Address: 537 S. Freeborn
Phone: 620-382-2033
Year opened: 2014
About us: St. Luke Medical Clinic was formed in June 2014 as the former St. Luke Physician Clinic and Marion Family Physician’s Clinic combined their providers and services into one practice. We offer care for children of all ages, and adults in all stages of life.
News from 2016: We welcomed Dr. Scott Akers and Tracy Grafton, APRN, to St. Luke Medical Clinic.
Looking to 2017: Dr. Amanda Baxa will be joining the medical staff in April. Renovation and expansion project is set to begin in spring.
Owner: Hospital District No. 1, Marion County.
Employees: 16
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon­day through Friday. Walk-in clinic 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. daily.


Address: 1111 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-2682
Year opened: 2014
Owners: Jessica Laurin, Mitch Carlson, Greg Carlson, Linda Carlson
Employees: 14
Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.


Address: 520 S. Third
Phone: 620-382-2450
Year opened: Opened as a day care and preschool in 1998; became a preschool in 2000
About us: I have a bachelor’s degree in education with a minor in early childhood education. I have classroom experience at both the kindergarten and second-grade levels, and as a K-6 substitute. I offer a well-rounded education with a strong foundation of the basics.
Looking to 2017: I will continue to update and refine my methods and lessons to improve the quality of education I offer.
Owner: Michele Regnier
Employees: 1
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday (Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 4/5-year-old classes; Tuesday, Thursday: 3-year-old classes).


Address: 313 S. Fourth
Phone: 620-382-2598
Year opened: 1975
About us: I service refrigerators, freezers, ice machines, air conditioners, furnaces, I install new Bryant heating and cooling systems, residential and commercial.
News from 2016: Thanks to all our customers, for allowing us to help them in the past year.
Looking to 2017: Striving to offer our customers the most efficient Bryant heating and cooling systems to help offset the high energy bills.
Owner: Paul Swan
Employees: Self
Hours: 8 a.m to 5 p.m. Mon­day through Friday


Address: 1100 E. Main, Marion; 326 Main, Tampa
Phone: 620-382-8811 Marion; 785-965-7210 Tampa
Year opened: 1901
About us: Tampa State Bank is one of the few banks in Marion County still locally owned. We offer the full range of banking services: checking, savings, time deposits (CDs), consumer, commercial and real estate loans, escrow services, credit and debit cards, Internet banking, new touch screen drive-up ATM (Marion), night depository, safe deposit boxes. We also offer a checking account with benefits such as cellular phone protection, ID theft assistance, credit monitoring all for a small fee.
Looking to 2017: Our friendly, courteous officers and staff will continue to provide the excellent service to our customers in 2017 that they have been used to since 1901. Tampa State Bank offers FULL service on Saturdays.
Ownership: Tampa State Bankshares Inc.
Employees: 14
Hours: (Tampa) 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday; (Marion) 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday


Address: 901 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-2014
Web: Facebook – TC’s What Not Shop
Year opened: 2008
About us: Between our booths and our hall renters, we offer 20 different ideas of wonderful items, including tons of antiques and collectibles. We have new items come in almost every day. We have kitchenware, housewares, signs, yard art, bath soaps and salts, jewelry new and old. We also have many different kinds of signs and pictures, new and old. Beautiful quilts and linens, new and old. All kinds of purses and personal care items. We have natural teas, honey, jelly, cookies, crackers, chips and dips. We also have many farmer’s market type items that are home made and yummy. We have booths dedicated to men with fishing, tools, car stuff and much more. We have a full line of fiesta, including colanders, dish towels, knives and silverware. We have incense, oils, candles, melting wax and every kind of oil burner, wax burner, candle holders, incense holders that you could ask for. We have a wonderful selection of crosses and religious items. We have furniture for inside and outside. We have an array of gift wrap, cards and we even have the best chocolate you will love. We have a new area over 700 square feet with every kind of gift item, even really cute kids items. We have a fun line of “hippy chic” shirts, jackets and purses. We have natural pain relief, stress relief, pet stress relief etc. We also have items for pets, collars leashes, dog and cat tags and toys. We have areas just for kids with toys and sports items. We also KSU, KU and some WSU, from signs and clothing to blankets or purses a big selection. If you just can’t decide on items, we have gift certificates and offer lay away. If you don’t see what your looking for we will try and find it or order it.
Looking to 2017: We are just very thankful to all of Marion for your support. We hope to continue to grow and be a business worth bringing your friends and family, too.
Owner: Theresa Carroll
Employees: 15
Hours: We are open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., so stop by and say “Hi” and check us out.


Address: 1216 Commercial Drive
Phone: 620-382-2099.
Year opened: 1985
About us: We offer Kan­sas-made metal art made with brass, copper and steel. Custom orders have become a big part of the business. Retirement, anniversary and graduation gifts are made to be personalized with names and dates.
Owner: Tracy Hett
Employees: 2
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to noon Saturday


Address: 217 N. Coble
Phone: (Kim) 620-382-7802; (Wally) 620-382-7080
Year opened: 2001
About us: Our company offers custom step-deck hauling in more than 27 central states. Items hauled include heavy equipment, military equipment, farm machinery, agricultural products and specialty equipment such as milling, roll-form equipment and windmill parts. We haul specialty and emergency loads, and offer ramp use, bridges and tarps if needed.
Owners: Wallace and Kim Ross
Employees: 3
Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday


Address: 111 N. Fourth
Phone: 620-382-3153
Year opened: 1984
About us: I am in our 33rd year as a hairdresser, making people look and feel beautiful. We carry retail products from Ma­trix, Redken, Scruples, Pravana, Bosley.
Owner: Amy Gillett
Hours: Open Tuesday through Saturday as early or late as needed.


Address: 130 Eastmoor
Phone: 316-253-3933
Year opened: 2000; relocated to Marion in 2015
About us: Vacation Gateway is a full-service travel agency selling vacation packages and cruises for individuals, couples, families and groups. We handle trips such as destination weddings, family reunions, birthday trips, honeymoons and friend getaways. We partner with Cruises & Tours Unlimited, one of the nation’s largest travel companies based in Jacksonville, Fla., so we have access to everything we need to tailor a vacation for you at the best price available. We can meet or beat those prices you find on the Internet. Because we are paid by the hotels, cruise lines and tour suppliers, you get all of our services at no extra cost to you.
Owner: Tammy Ensey
Employees: 1


Address: 202 W. Main
Phone: 620-382-3544
Year opened: 2011
About us: We have charbroiled burgers, fresh-cut fries, Hand-squeezed limeades and lemonades. We offer many sandwiches, such as Philly steaks, Reuben, Fresno melt, and chicken-fried steak to name our most popular ones. We offer specialty salads as well. Smoked ribs every Saturday and fried sides. Also ice cream and shakes, malts and sundaes.
Owner: Keith and Sherry Hess
Employees: 6 part time
Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday.


Address: 106 W. Main
Phone: 620-382-2108
Web: Facebook
Year opened: 1953
About us: Complete automotive repair, including light trucks. Everything from oil changes to engine and transmission replacement. Serving all of Marion County.
Looking to 2017: Looking forward to continuing to offer great service and options to our customers with automotive and tire services.
Owner: Barry J. Allen
Employees: 4
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday


Address: 124 E. Main
Phone: 620-382-3742
Year opened: 1956
About us: We offer an ever-expanding line of promotional and fundraising items. With our in-house screen printing and embroidery services we are able to supply goods and services in a timely manner. Our longevity in the business also allows us to offer a wide range of specialty items at exceptional prices. We have local salespeople available to help you promote your business, school or organization. We also have salespeople located throughout the United States. We are taking advantage of the ever expanding online and social media usage and offering custom website programs for our customers. Also available is our complete line of merchandise and online ordering and payment.
News from 2016: We added several sales representatives to our company, one in North Carolina. They are busy expanding our client base and providing top-notch service in their geographical areas.
Looking to 2017: In our 61st year we have just added three more salespeople to our Topeka salesforce. What started as a small kitchen table enterprise has grown to a nationally recognized promotional advertising company with offices and sales people in Kansas and all across the country. Our new sales manager, Brian Crofoot (third generation), is gearing up to help grow our sales force. We are branding specialists, and as such, can help your business become a company that is on your client’s mind when they need your services.
Owners: Dave Crofoot, Jim Crofoot, Pam Bowers, Kevin Gardner, Brian Crofoot
Employees: 70
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon­day through Friday


Address: 407 S. Lincoln
Phone: 620-382-3754
Year opened: 1996
About us: We do some new home construction, but the majority of our time is spent on remodeling and repair. No job is too small and we strive to do the job right and to satisfy the customer. We have a variety of window, door and siding options available to fit every remodeling need and budget. Having built six log homes, we have experience dealing the log homes, including repair and maintenance.
Looking to 2017: We would like to visit with you about your home maintenance and construction projects. Garage door problems? Give us a call.
Owners: Gerald and Jan Wiens
Employees: 2
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday


Address: 407 S. Lincoln
Phone: 620-382-3754
Year opened: 1983
About us: Gerald offers four areas of photography: (1) Nature and wildlife, with archival images of a variety of sizes ready to hang on your wall. (2) Youth sports “action” photography, photographs of kids (and adults) participating in sporting events. There are very few sports I have not photo­graphed, give me a call. (3) Senior portraits and family groups, specializing in on-location and outdoor photographs. (4) Weddings.
Looking to 2017: I would like to expand senior portraits, family groups and weddings. I am always looking for sporting-event requests and would like to expand my nature and wildlife photography into the corporate world.
Owner: Gerald Wiens


Address: 2102 180th
Phone: 620-382-2468
Year opened: Started working construction in 1966; in 1972, established Winter Construction Co.
About us: We offer all construction, all new and remodeling jobs. No job is too small or too large, from foundation to roofs and everything in between.
News from 2016: Chris Sprowls joined Winter Con­struction Co. 20 years ago and Todd Winter has worked for the company for 10 years. Both employees are experienced, talented builders. Our goal is to always please our customers and do quality work.
Looking to 2017: Our goal is to continue to offer the best workmanship and customer service. We will help design your new home or remodeling jobs with customer satisfaction.
Owner: Earl and Joan Winter.
Employees: 2
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Available anytime for phone calls.


Address: 205 Elm St.
Phone: 620-382-2112
Email: zeinerfuneralhome@­
Facebook: pages/Zeiner-Funeral-Home/ 389493527772342
Year opened: Our business has served Marion County since 1888.
About us: We offer funeral/memorial services, excellence in embalming, cremation and pre-arranged services, video tributes for families and a selection of caskets, vaults, urns and related merchandise.
Owner: Ty R. Zeiner
Hours: On call 24 hours a day; office hours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturdays by appointment.