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.


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 are locally owned and have local accounts that are billed locally, keeping all money in Marion County.

Looking to 2018: We will continue to 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

animal health center
of Marion County

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.

Owner: Jessica Laurin, DVM

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday

Arlie’s collision

specialists, llc

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 2018: This year we look forward to servicing 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 2018: 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 2018: 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, Susan C. Robson​ and Kristina J. Branstetter​

Year opened: 1946 in Marion (by Dean Batt and Roger Morse), 1956 in Hillsboro.​ Bob has been practicing in Marion since 1978 and Susan since 1991. Bob and Susan are happy Kristina joined them in the practice this past December.

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​ and criminal​ litigation and other general civil matters.​

Looking to 2018: Bo​b​, Susan​, and Kristina​ are available to meet your legal needs in Marion County and surrounding counties. Bob is ​primarily in Marion, and is ​in Hillsboro on Wednes­days​. Susan is ​primarily in Marion, and is ​in Hillsboro ​on Tuesdays. Kristina is in the Marion office, and can meet in Hillsboro by appointment​.



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 2018: 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: 143 W. Main St.

Phone: 620-957-4161 (office); 620-381-3024 (cell)



Year opened: Dec. 10, 2017

About us: The Building Center is a small family-owned lumber yard dedicated to helping our customers build their American Dream. We are focused on bringing competitively priced name-brand products to rural locations, while providing friendly and courteous service.

Morgan Wheeler, owner and president, is a seventh-generation Kansan. His commitment to his home town and rural communities is evident in his passion to serve his customers, who are also neighbors and friends. Morgan’s uncle, Jason Wheeler, is a long-time resident of the Marion County area and is part owner, serving as the company’s vice president of operations. Jason’s knowledge of the area, and our customers helps us focus on their building material and project needs.

Feel free to check us out on Facebook and Instagram, on our website or come by the store at 143 W. Main St. Remember, we are here to help you build YOUR American Dream!

News from 2017: We opened our doors Dec. 10. Despite the chilly weather, business is going well and our customer support from Marion County has been fantastic and greatly appreciated! We stock all assortments of key building materials, and can special order just about anything you could possibly need for your project.

Looking to 2018: We are looking forward to a strong 2018 building and project season, which weather permitting, is right around the corner. Please come see us for your decking, fencing, siding, doors, windows, cabinets, appliances, roofing and lumber needs.

Owners: Morgan Wheeler. Jason Wheeler

Employees: 2

Business hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday; Sunday noon to 7 p.m.



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 2018: 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 2018: 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 28th 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—Nick has a new smoker that’s good for catering. 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



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. We celebrated our 150th anni­ver­sary in January 2018, and unless someone can prove otherwise, we are the oldest continuous business in Marion County and the oldest insurance agency in the State of Kansas to be continuously owned by the same family. 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 2018: We will continue to strive to provide our clients with the best customer service possible—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 isn’t covered by their insurance policies.

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: 214 E. Main St.

Phone: 620-957-5023

Year opened: 2015

About us: Providing family and friends a place to gather and enjoy the delicious fajitas, shrimp platters and other homemade Mexi­can fare in historic downtown Marion. Jonathan’s pork carnitas are a guaranteed delight.

News from 2017: Expanding dining space with front dining and rear dining room on reserve up to 75 people. All new renovations.

Looking to 2018: Taco bar, catering for your occasion. Sunday buffet coming back in June with a full, large selection.

Owner: Jonathan and Leora Sanchez

Employees: 3 full time, 4 part time

Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday; Monday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.; Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5-9 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 2 p.m., 5-9 p.m.


Address: 420 E. Main St.

Phone: 620-381-0288



Opened: June 2016; named for CB Wheeler, the original builder of the 420 E. Main St. building.

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.

Looking to 2018: I am still here and still making bierocks! I have surpassed the 20,000 mark for bierocks and bolsos. 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.

Central National Bank

Address: 231 E. Main

Phone: 620-382-2129


Year opened: 1884 (bank)

About us: Central National Bank has been providing Kansans with sound financial advice since 1884. We are dedicated to providing the quality service 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 Hillsboro community.

News in 2017: Central National Bank offers the best in customer convenience, whether you prefer to stop in a bank branch, call a friendly staff member, or do your banking any hour of the day using your home computer or mobile phone. During 2017 the bank continued to make improvements to mobile and online banking access. A new personal financial management tool, called MoneyCentral, gained traction with customers. It’s free via online banking and the mobile app. MoneyCentral allows customers to create budgets, manage their money and track their net worth among other things. The bank offered a home equity line of credit (HELOC) special during 2017 along with a summer auto loan promo and an anniversary CD special.

Looking to 2018: Central National Bank is proud to continue our strong relationship with the community and support of our non-profit, governmental and for-profit organizations and businesses. Bank staff members welcome all opportunities to discuss your personal, organization or business account or loan needs. As always, the bank will offer specials on auto loan rates, CD rates and other products and services throughout the year.

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: 7 at the Marion bank.

Hours: Lobby, Lobby, Monday thru Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. Drive-thru hours: Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to noon.

ATM locations: 24-hour walk-up, 231 E. Main


Address: 828 N. Roosevelt

Phone: 785-691-9366



Year opened: Opened as Heart­land Perma Column in 2009. Sold to Central Perma-Column and relocated to Marion in 2016.

About us: Heartland Perma-Column offers pre-cast concrete piers, deck posts, various brackets and all the hardware offering a new, long-lasting option for all types of buildings. Perma-Column offers a long-lasting option to traditional wood framing where posts (treated or untreated) ultimately rot away from contact with soil. Perma-Column affords the owner the best of wood framing advantages, coupled with the life and durability of building on concrete piers or a continuous concrete foundation.

Looking to 2018: We are expanding our decking post line to Oklahoma and Texas. We are also adding a full line of metal building components under a new division, Central Metal Building Components.

Owner: John Minor, operations manager

Employees: Are shared with Power Track Doors.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday



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 2017: Mike Thomas, long time branch manager retired.

Looking to 2018: John Ottens­meier has been appointed branch manager. Jerry Fenske was appointed general manager in 2017 and is leading the cooperative into the future.

Owners: Cooperative members

Employees: 32

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

the copper shed

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 2018: 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

country dreams

bed & breakfast

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 motel office; 314-496-1636

Year opened: 1998; under new ownership 2015.

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.

Owner: Jay Bhakta

Employees: 2

Hours: 24 hours.



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. 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 2018: We invite people to come look at the renovations that exposed the features of this building built in 1877. 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 2018: 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: 1222 E Main

Phone: 620-381-3596

Year opened: 2018.

About us : 24/7 fitness with key-card access. We have free weights, dumbbells, weight machines, elliptical, treadmills, rowers, bikes, stepmill and more.

Owners: Burton and Amy Harshman

d&J liquor store

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 2018: 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 2018: 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.

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; service associates, and

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, 2 service associates

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. In addition to regular chiropractic treatments, Paul 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 2018: 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

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

Gallery 101

of the flint hills

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 2018: 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 any of the MLS sites such as,,, etc. We also offer high end virtual tours for properties when appropriate..

News from 2017: 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 2018: 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 2018. Heerey Real Estate is the right choice.

Owner/broker: Lori Heerey

Employees: 4

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week; by appointment, evenings and weekends.

Hett Construction

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 St.

Phone: 620-382-3200



Year opened: Under new management July 2016

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 twelve historically-themed suites to create an unforgettable experience for its guests. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or looking for a weekend getaway, the Historic Elgin Hotel is the place to be. The Enseys purchased the hotel from the Cloutiers. The facility was renovated and now offers 12 suites, a new fitness center and game lounge as well as a renovated ballroom and conference room.

Looking to 2018: The Historic Elgin Hotel will be expanding products and services to include a gift shop, elopements, venue packages for weddings, reunions, business meetings and more, add-on services for guests staying overnight, tours and several community events. Thanks in part to a Heritage Trust Fund through the Kansas Historical Society, the Elgin plans to repair and restore the facility’s 98 windows and renovate a portion of the Elgin for additional services.

Owners: Jeremy & Tammy Ensey

Employees: 3

Hours: Available 365 days per year. Office open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday


Duplexes MARION

Address of property: 1502-1522 Victory Lane, Marion

Phone: 620-382-2606



Year opened: 2013

About us: We are a 20-unit affordable housing BBBBBBBBBBBBounty area. The duplex units are all two bedroom with garages.

Ongoing activities: The community participates in regular potluck dinners and other social gatherings in the community building. Amenities include exercise equipment, barbecue grill, computer center and dining area.

Looking to 2018: Homestead is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Owner: Homestead Afford­able Housing Inc. is the general partner.

Staff at project: 2

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.



Address of property: 1500 E. Main St., Marion

Phone: 620-382-2606



Year opened: 2013

About us: We are a 16-unit senior housing community serving the Marion County area. All one- and two-bedroom units have their own exterior entrances, front porch and outside storage units.

Ongoing activities: The community participates in regular potluck dinners and other social gatherings in the community areas. Amenities include exercise equipment, barbecue grill, computer center, pool table, central laundry room and dining area.

Looking to 2018: Homestead is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Owner: Homestead Afford­able Housing Inc.

Staff at project: 2

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday



Address of property: 1500 E. Main St., Marion

Phone: 620-382-2606



Year opened: 2013

About us: We are a 20-unit affordable senior housing community serving the Marion County area. All one- and two-bedroom units are located inside a single one-story building.

Ongoing activities: The community participates in regular potluck dinners and other social gatherings in the community areas. Amenities include exercise equipment, barbecue grill, computer center, pool table, central laundry room and dining area.

Looking to 2018: Homestead is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Owner: Homestead Afford­able Housing Inc. is the general partner.

Staff at project: 2

Hours: 9 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 2018: 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: Thursday, Friday, Satur­day, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.


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 2018: 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

Karstetter & Bina, L.L.C.

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 2018: 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. As a full-line pharmacy, we accept most major insurance plans and all Medicare D plans for 2018, including Wellcare and Silver Script. This means our patients can save with lower preferred co-pays. We offer a full line of durable medical equipment for both purchase and rental and have DME contracts with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas and Medicare.

Lanning Pharmacy offers multi-med adherence packaging at no charge to our patients and a medication synchronization program that allows patients to make one trip to the pharmacy each month for all their prescriptions.

Our gift department has a wide variety of home decor items, such as WoodWick Can­dles, Melissa & Doug toys, Toland flags, Russel Stover candy, Hall­mark cards, Marion Warrior wear and a variety of unique gift items. We offer free local delivery for prescriptions, OYC items and gifts. We deliver to Florence and Hillsboro one day a week for a fee. We take pride in our excellent customer service and patient care and look forward to serving our patients in 2018.

Looking to 2018: We will continue to offer competitive prices and personal service. We really want to push our medication synchronization program in 2018. Using this program can really improve the patient’s medication adherence, which allows the patient to successfully navigate their medication regimen. Taking medications properly improves health outcomes and makes people feel better. Our gift department will also be offering bridal registry starting March 15.

Owner: Gene and Traci Lanning

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday

LTJ, LLC electrical


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 2018: 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 Mountain Grills 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

marion county


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 2018: 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

marion county HOME CARE

Address: 535 S. Freeborn, Marion

Phone: 620-382-3690



About us: Marion County Home Care provides home health services for Marion County. These services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance with qualifying criteria. Services include: skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and home-health aides—all care is provided in your home. Services for personal care aid and homemaker services also provided through private pay. We provide an emergency response system; this system can either be through a land line or mobile system that has GPS tracking and fall detection. We also offer mastectomy products and fittings available by our certified mastectomy fitter through an order from your physician. We provide toenail care through Marion and Hills­boro senior centers two times a month—call for appointments. If you have any questions about our services, call our office.

Looking to 2018: Increased state funding for Senior Care Act provides financial help to cover homemaker and personal care aides. Call our office for more information. We will continue to provide a high level of home health services to Marion County. Our staff live in Marion County and provide excellent care, and will continue to earn our 5 out of 5 stars rating for Patient Satisfaction in 2018 while striving for a healthier Marion County.

Employees: 8

Hours: Office:, 8 am to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Services provided seven days a week.


Address: 421 W. Main

Phone: 620.382-3775



Year opened: 1977

About us: Marion Die and Fixture manufactures a wide range of custom dies and fixtures for metal-forming applications. Marion engineers work closely with the other Bradbury Group companies and their customers to design the tools that turn concepts into finished products. Extensive testing of all dies and fixtures on our local equipment ensures quality. We serve many different worldwide industries including appliance, agriculture, automotive, garage door, lighting, HVAC, furniture and metal building. In addition to being the primary tool and die supplier for The Bradbury Group headquarters in Moundridge, Marion Die & Fixture is also available to work directly with customers for complete tool and die builds, parts, service and maintenance.

Owner: Rick Vogt, general manager for The Bradbury Group Inc.

Employees: 34

Business hours: Office, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday.



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.



Hilltop Manor

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


manufacturing INC.

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

marion marble

& granite works

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 2018: 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; 620-755-4351 or 620-241-9590

Email: or danielle.bolton@mcpher­ .

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 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 29, or by appointment.



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: 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.

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.


SPA and boutique

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. 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, accessories.

Looking to 2018: 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.

Power Track Doors

Address: 828 N. Roosevelt

Phone: 785-643-6213



Year opened: Opened in 2012. We relocated to Marion in 2016.

About us: Our mission is to help agricultural producers overcome everyday issues with their sliding barn or shed doors by providing high quality, innovative product solutions to make doors safer, more secure and easier to operate. Our warehouse and fabrication facility is now located in Marion. We are proud to serve the entire U.S. and Canada with our full line of D-I-Y Sliding Door Improvement products. We have in-house crews for installation within our service area (about 300-mile radius of Marion). And we have recently added contractor sales and authorized installers to service our customers with installation needs even outside our service area. Beyond changing locations in 2016 to our new warehouse, Power Track implemented an upgraded product line, Infini-Roll Track and Trolleys, to our existing line of Titanium Series trolleys only. This new product line features a fully integrated track and trolley system with both a contractor version as well as a D-I-Y version for those customers who need to replace their track and not just their trolleys. We also expanded our in-house fabrication capabilities.

Looking to 2018: We are focused on growing our sales in our distribution areas and warehousing our raw materials in our Marion warehouse.

Owners: John & Amy Minor

Employees: Employees are shared with Central Perma-Column.

Hours: Sales and service are 24/7. Office hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday


Partners Inc.

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 2017: 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. Mon. to Fri.; 8 a.m. to noon Sat.

R2 Center for Dentistry

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: 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 25 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.

Owner: Melinda Schroeder

Employees: Self

Hours: 7 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Security 1st Title

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 2017: 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 2018: We will continue to be dedicated to providing our customers the very best of service. This year we will be celebrating our 147th­ year of continuous service for Marion County landowners.

Employees: 4

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday


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 2018: 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 2017: Heerey Agency, LLC experienced significant agency growth again in 2017; with an increase in new customers, total policy count, and premium. Shelter now includes a base level of roadside assistance coverage at no charge on all auto policies. Call or stop by for a free quote.

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 2018: 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 2018: 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. 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 2018: We look forward to continuing to provide excellent care and customer service to our community and surrounding areas.

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 Danielle Rogers in Hillsboro and Jamie Martinez in Marion.

Looking to 2018: To provide quality products and service to our clientele.

Owner: Becky Walsh

Employees: 2

Hours: 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Evenings and Saturdays by appointment.

stepping stones


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.

st. luke


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.

st. luke hospital

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: Our family will take care of your family for a lifetime as we compassionately serve you beyond your expectations. 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, with access to board certified ER physicians, as well as regular provider coverage and is designated as a Level IV trauma center. 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, rheumatology, sleep studies and wound care.

News from 2017: We welcomed Dr. Amanda Baxa and Dr. Randy Whitely to the medical staff. We opened our Urgent Care Clinic, every Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Looking to 2018: We will be adding urology to our outreach services beginning in late March or early April. St. Luke will be partnering with Motion Watch to provide advanced motion health and optimal performance technology to the Marion County area.

Owner: Hospital District No. 1, Marion County.

Employees: 77

Hours: Business office is 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Emergency services are provided 24 hours daily.

ST. Luke Integrated

Health Care

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 2018: 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: 504 S. Roosevelt

Phone: 620-382-2177


About us: St. Luke Living Center is a 32-bed (10 private rooms and 11 semi-private rooms) intermediate care facility adjacent to St. Luke Hospital. St. Luke Living Center is working to provide the residents with a comfortable, home-like atmosphere to reflect their personal space.

The facility is participating in a program called PEAK (Promot­ing Excellent Alternatives in Kansas) to achieve person-centered care.

Activities are scheduled daily for different interest levels. The residents are able to attend as many of the programs as they choose. Some of the activities include hymn sing, arts and crafts, puzzles, games and bingo. The residents are able to use iPads to play individual games and listen to music. The residents may suggest program ideas for future activities.

To encourage residents to maintain or improve ambulation and mobility, a restorative aide works with residents. Physical therapy and occupational therapy can evaluate and provide services through the hospital and set up an individualized program for the restorative aide to work with the resident.

The Living Center has a beautiful chapel for the residents to worship. Different clergy in the community come on Sundays to provide services for the residents. Hymn singing is held during the week with volunteers who lead the hymns and play the piano.

The Living Center staff is committed to the residents and their care. The longevity of staff is key to the quality of care that is provided for the residents.

Looking to 2018: The Living Center renovation and expansion project is set to get into full swing in 2018. Already, seven patient rooms have been fully renovated along with the attached hallway. New windows were installed throughout the entire facility.

Owner: Hospital District No. 1, Marion County.

Employees: 35


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 2017: Welcomed Dr. Amanda Baxa to St. Luke Medical Clinic. Renovation and expansion project was completed in July.

Looking to 2018: Same-day appointments are now available at St. Luke Medical Clinic. By calling the clinic office before 3 p.m., patients will be scheduled with one of our providers that day and every effort will be made to schedule patients with their regular provider.

Owner: Hospital District No. 1, Marion County.

Employees: 17

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 2018: 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.

Looking to 2018: 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 (with new CD specials), 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 2018: 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. Also, upgraded online banking, new debit cards with additional features.

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 2018: 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 &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 34th 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: 626 E. Main St.

Phone: 620-333-5430

Web: War Bird Pizza & Ice Cream (Facebook only)


Year opened: September 2017

About us: We offer crispy crust, fresh pizza; salads; ice cream; cold beverages.

News in 2017: We are new to the community, with a feisty personality and a small dine in or out pizza restaurant with kids’ dining room. Great place for birthday parties and gathering with friends and family.

Looking to 2018: We are promoting War Bird Ruptured disc golf to get kids in our community outside by sponsoring a disc golf course on North Roosevelt in Marion. Check out our War Bird Ruptured Disc Facebook page. We’re also promoting Motorcycle Sunday on the third Sunday of each month, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Owner: Diane and Terry Stubblefield

Employees: 3 employees

Hours: Open Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday.


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 2018: 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 top-of-the-line goods in a timely manner. Our longe­vity in the business allows us to offer a wide range of specialty items at exceptional prices. We have local salespeople available to help promote your business, school or organization in valuable ways. In addition, we have salespeople located throughout the United States. We are taking advantage of the ever-expanding online and social media usage by offering custom website programs for our customers. Also available is our complete line of merchandise and online ordering complete with payment avenues, check out our website to see more.

Looking to 2018: In our 62nd year, we have already added two more salespeople to our Kansas and Oklahoma salesforces. 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 continuing to gear up and help grow our sales force. We are branding specialists, and as such, can make YOUR business the one that is on your client’s mind when they need your services. Whether you’re looking to thank your customers, reward top achievers, put on the event of the year or increase your brand awareness, we are here to help.

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


& Embroidery

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 promotional items for your event. We can also offer individual poly-bagging for customers who may require this. 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 division of Western Embroidery also allows us to also offer embroidery to our customers on a wide array of items. We have a top-notch graphics department that can produce conceptual art, or reproduce supplied art for your imprinting needs.

News in 2017: We combined entities with our sister company, Flint Hills Embroidery, and are now known as Western Graphics & Embroidery. We also purchased 2 Embroidery Machines. They are energy efficient, and have greatly increased our capacity.

Looking to 2018: We are hoping to give the same great service to all of our customers this year and beyond!

Owners: Dave Crofoot, Jim Crofoot, Brian Crofoot.

Employees: 13

Hours: 8 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 2018: We would like to visit with you about your home maintenance and construction projects. Garage door problems? Give us a call.

Owners: Gerald & 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 2018: 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, Marion

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 2017: Chris Sprowls joined Winter Con­struction Co. 21 years ago and Todd Winter has worked for the company for 11 years. In 2017, Christian Pedersen joined the company. All employees are experienced, talented builders. Our goal is to always please our customers and do quality work.

Looking to 2018: 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 & Joan Winter.

Employees: 3

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.

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