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County lake replaces reservoir on algae list

Marion County’s two public lakes experienced a reversal of fortune in regard to blue-green algae issues last week. The July 7 weekly report from the Kansas Depart­ment of Health and Environ­ment listed Marion County Lake on “warning” status for the first time this summer for high levels of toxic blue-green algae. Meanwhile, Marion Reservoir, which has been listed frequently on […]

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Chili cook-off at Marion County Lake raises almost $2,000

Chili cook-off at Marion County Lake raises almost $2,000

ChiliExchangeStudents4984 The Hungrazilican Chili entry claimed the $100 first prize at the ninth annual Marion County Park & Lake Chili Cook-off. Marcy Davis of Wichita serves up a sample of the winning chili while observing are (left to right) Katherine Heidel, Hungarian foreign exchange student Lili Bodor, Bob McCurdy and Brazilian foreign exchange student Deborah Paixco. The combined names of […]

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Cookoff winners give back prizes for trees

Enthusiasm for tree planting at Marion County Lake is so high that the winners of the $50 and $100 chili cookoff prizes last weekend at the lake donated the money right back yo lake officials for tree purchases. Lake & Park Superinten?dent Steve Hudson received approval Monday at the Marion County Board of Commissioners meeting to turn that idea into […]

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Cook-off & cars

Cook-off & cars

Karl Schafer, lead chef for the winning Karlacci?s Italian Chili entry, shares a laugh with two of his many tasters during the Saturday showdown. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Chili chefs at Marion County Park and Lake brought out their best recipes Saturday?slaving away for hours in preparing just the right concoction to win favor with the voting public. Spicing […]

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Commissioners hear of dog problems at county lake

Marion County Lake and Park Superintendent Steve Hudson told the Marion County Commission Mon?day that dogs running loose at lake residences are causing enough problems for campers across the street in the park areas that commissioners may have to change leash laws. Dogs are fighting with each other in camping areas and one potentially vicious dog has threatened campers, he […]

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