Post Tagged with: "Marion County"

SBA offers non-farmdrought disaster loans

Small, nonfarm businesses in Marion County and 16 other counties in Kansas are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration. The loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the drought that began April 29 of this year. The program has identified five primary counties: Butler, Harvey, Kingman, Reno […]

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Toddler time in Tampa

Toddler time in Tampa

The Tampa Tiny Tots enjoyed forming a circle recently during their first get-together. They are (clockwise from top of photo) Brennon, son of Brandi Brill and Aaron Barney; Kollin, son of Leann and Phillip Klenda; Konnor, son of Karen and Kacey Nickel; Colt, son of Megan and Ross Stuchlik; Camdyn son of Jessica and Andrew Hajek; Benjamin, son of Catarina […]

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County seeks volunteers for disaster help

Marion County Emer?gency Management is looking for skilled individuals who are prepared and willing to serve in many roles during a disaster of all sizes. Volunteers will receive training in the FEMA Inci?dent Command System and National Incident Manage?ment System, including position-specific training, according to Randy Frank, MCEM director. ?In addition they will also receive education in other fields important […]

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Sunday sizzler: Too hot, too soon

Sunday sizzler: Too hot, too soon

100 Degree Mark Sunday?s 100-degree temperature in Hillsboro shattered a record high temperature of 85 degrees in 2012, according to Marion County Park and Lake officials. In addition, Wichita and other cities in Kansas set new records as well. According to the National Weather Service office, Wichita?s 102-degree temperature smashed a 51-year record high of 94 set back in 1963. […]

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Keeping a community on track

Keeping a community on track

Tina Spencer, who works as county clerk when she?s not training, soars through the air for a leap of 5 feet 7 inches in the long jump. Her best leap was 5-81?2. About 31 residents, ranging in age from grade school to 60-plus, turned out to run, throw and jump during the first Peabody & Burns Community Track Meet on […]

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County may move to biweekly payroll

The Marion County Commission spent 40 minutes in executive session for personnel Monday to review employee requests and pay scales for a possible change from monthly to biweekly payroll. The commissioners said they want to possibly eliminate some lower pay grades to arrive at a more evenly dispensed pay scale, as recommended by a consultant?s recent research. Commission Chairman Roger […]

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Moving on

Another commencement season will soon be upon us. While most high school and college graduates yearn to be free of lectures, homework and exams, some of us watching from the sidelines wish we were back in what looks to us now as a relatively carefree life of inquiry and discovery compared to the daily grind of job, family and responsibilities. […]

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Best option for local option budget

Unified School District 410 Last month, the USD 410 Board of Educa?tion made the decision to cut $392,000 from school district operating funds for next year. Unless enrollment turns upward and state funding for schools improves, the board will face additional cuts for fiscal year 2016 as well. Most of the cuts have been accomplished by reducing school district jobs. […]

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Legislature returns for wrap-up session

The Legislature went back in session beginning Wednesday for the wrap up/veto session. The wrap up was fairly short, ending late Friday, with one issue requiring completion and several other items taken up. In conference committees, bills are combined to expedite the process resulting in a mixture of good and sometimes not-so-good. The one issue required was the budget. While […]

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Poetic sentiments for Mom

Mother?s Day is this Sunday (Surprise!), and I?ve been perplexed as to what gift I should give Mom. A card, of course, is nonnegotiable; it?s a token of appreciation that says, ?I care about you enough to spend at least a few minutes in the card aisle sifting through mounds of glitter and butterflies.? But what about the gift? What […]

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