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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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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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