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Florence library receives $1,000 grant from local foundation

Florence library receives $1,000 grant from local foundation

Receiving grant Florence City librarian Ali Johnson (middle) accepts $1,000 from the Florence Community Foundation on behalf of the city to pay for repairing windows at the facility. Chauncy Gerbitz (right) is a representative from the Central Kansas Community Foundation, which is the umbrella foundation for the Florence Foundation. At left is Sara Dawson, Florence Community Foundation board president.

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Farewell set for Goessel city clerk

The Goessel City Council decided at its May 19 meeting to set Friday, June 20, as the date for a come-and-go farewell reception for City Clerk Anita Goertzen. The reception, marking her 24 years of service to the city, will be from 2-5 p.m. in the city building community room. Goertzen began working for Goessel in 1990 as the utility […]

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Murky business

Now that the outcome of the ?mystery business? situation in Hillsboro is known?even if the identity of the business remains mysterious?it?s a good time to thoughtfully consider the challenges that come with the effort to bring economic growth to a small, rural community. The question: Should community leaders regulate which new businesses will be allowed to set up shop here […]

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?Pay it forward,? Memorial speaker says

?Pay it forward,? Memorial speaker says

Larry Cushenberry plays taps on the cornet during Monday?s Memorial Day Services in Hillsboro. A similar scene was played out in numerous communities in the county as citizens gathered to recognize the sacrifices of the men and women who have served their country in the military. Paying it forward could lead to a lifetime direction of kindhearted deeds, which was […]

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City of Florence receives grant money for swimming pool pump

City of Florence receives grant money for swimming pool pump

Receiving grant Florence Mayor Mary Shipman (right) accepts money from the Florence Community Foundation on behalf of the city to pay for a new swimming pool pump. Chauncy Gerbitz (middle) is a representative from the Central Kansas Community Foundation, which is the umbrella foundation for the Florence Foundation. At left is Sara Dawson, president of the Florence Community Foundation board. […]

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Saturday celebrations for seniors

Saturday celebrations for seniors

Hillsboro Seniors at Tabor College and Hillsboro and Marion high schools held their graduations Saturday. Clockwise from lower left: Marion seniors toss their mortar boards in the air during the commencement program at the USD 408 Sports & Aquatic Center; Nikki Lewis exalts during the Tabor College commencement where a record 137 seniors on the Hillsboro campus received degrees at […]

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Towns prepare Memorial Day observances

Marion County residents can pay tribute to the men and women who gave their lives in service to their country at one or more events Monday. In Hillsboro, Memorial Day services are planned for 10:30 a.m. at Memorial Park, according to Dick Carr, commander of American Legion Post 366. This year?s speaker will be Colonel Tim Marler, retired. The ceremony […]

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County to auction Florence motel

The Marion County Board of Com?missioners gave the go-ahead Monday for Lyle Leppke, Hillsboro auctioneer, to proceed with a 7 p.m. July 8 auction of the vacant motel along U.S. Highway 56 near Florence. The motel, which Commission Chairman Roger Fleming noted has been in county possession since his term began, is regarded by the county to be in a […]

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Warrior baseball sweeps Halstead

Warrior baseball sweeps Halstead

Grif Case returns home after hitting a grand slam in the bottom of the third inning of Game 2 Tuesday against Halstead. Previously, Bret Voth and Taylor Heidebrecht hit home runs in Game 1 of the doubleheader sweep. The Marion baseball team concluded its regular season with a pair of 12-2 victories over Halstead Tues?day, each in five innings. In […]

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Weather could improve hope for wheat yields

Temperatures and weather will determine the final outcome of this year?s wheat harvest, but Marion County Extension Agent Rickey Roberts acknowledges it ?isn?t looking real good.? ?It?s sure not going to be a bumper crop,? he said. ?There will be a wide range of yields like there is every year. I?m guessing we?re going to cut a lot of 25 […]

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