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County raises transfer station fee $100

Marion County residents will soon be paying more to dump trash. Beginning next year, residents will be charged $100 per year to use the county transfer station for waste disposal. This is an increase of $19 annually per household, or $1.58 per month, from last year’s fee of $81. The Marion County Board of Commissioners, at their June 18 meeting, […]

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Commissioners discuss mental health needs

Less than half of Marion County residents who would benefit from mental health care are receiving treatment. That’s what Jessie Kaye, president and CEO of Prairie View Mental Health Center, told Marion County commissioners Monday. Kaye, who has worked with Prairie View for 13 years, said 20 percent of people in Kansas suffer from some form of mental illness. Prairie […]

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County to focus on fixing roads

Marion County roads need to be fixed. That was the consensus Thursday among the Marion County Board of Commis­sioners. “This is the No. 1 thing on everybody’s minds: the roads,” said Dianne Novak, chair of the board. “People are really on me about these roads.” The solution, Novak said, “is to provide more money so we can do the things […]

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Maintaining rural roads a key issue for county

Maintaining rural roads a key issue for county

Work on the roundabout east of Marion prompted a detour that brought more than 2,500 vehicles through Marion?s Main Street as a project detour?between 500 to 600 of those being trucks. The road through 2015 became difficult for county-government leaders when significant rain in late spring exposed gravel inadequacies on many rural roads in the face of limited county budgets. […]

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Marion County hires interim EMS director

Marion County Board of Commissioners Monday named Ed Debesis interim Emergency Medical Services director for at least two days a week, or more if needed, until a permanent EMS director is hired. Debesis, EMS director for Hoisington, lives in Beloit. Commission Chair Dan Holub said Debesis was one of two finalists. Holub said commissioners expect to select a full-time permanent […]

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County food bank seeking donations

With Christmas less than two weeks away, the Marion County Food Bank/Resource Center board continues to depend on the generosity of others in order to get through the holiday season. Jackie Volbrecht, board member, said they have received many generous gifts and hope this will continue with Christmas coming. After Thanksgiving, the shelves were almost bare again, she said. ?We […]

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County could name new EMS director Monday

The Marion County Board of Commissioners announced Monday it plans to name a new Emergency Medical Services director soon, probably publicly at the Dec. 21 meeting. Following a 20-minute executive session for personnel to complete the selection process, Commissioner Randy Dallke said the final two candidates have been chosen, with one preferred pending verification of personal data. On another issue, […]

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County Toy Run organizers distribute funds for local children

County Toy Run organizers distribute funds for local children

– – – – – – Organizers of the 22nd annual Marion County Toy Run on Nov. 7 gathered at Hillsboro State Bank Saturday morning to distribute checks totaling $13,000 to six community-based organizations in Marion County that serve underprivileged children. Clockwise from upper left are: Ashley Gann with Families And Communities Together, receiving a check from Roger Fleming of […]

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County commissioners could see new EMT plan in two weeks

Terry David, an ambulance service consultant who also is director of the Rice County Medical Services at Lyons, told the Marion County Commission Mon?day that he will make recommendations for a renovated county ambulance service in two weeks. Outside of public session, David said a reorganization of Emergency Medical Services could include paid workers in addition to the EMS director […]

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County may end

tax-abatement deal for residential uses

The Marion County Com??mission Monday in a public hearing following regular session appeared to be moving away from future neighborhood revitalization tax abatement for new home building, but toward continuing commercial property tax abatement. Six people from across the county were present to comment. The annual tax amounts now being rebated include $193,657.46 to the county, $56,777.35 to the cities, […]

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