Post Tagged with: "Marion County"

Keep it beautiful

? A coat of paint can go a long way in making Marion County attractive to everyone. It is amazing what a coat of paint can do to spruce up a space. Cable television shows are dedicated to the topic of such an idea and how it affects people’s home-buying experience. People notice when a space is pretty, organized and […]

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Our new literacy initiative

Our media organization is embarking on a literacy initiative, beginning in this week?s issue. I feel it may be one of the most important initiatives we have undertaken. It can be found in the center of the back-to-school Section B. The weekly feature, called ?Kid Scoop,? is for the benefit of children from kindergarten through fifth grade. Older Marion County […]

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Commission approves bridge construction

On Monday, the Marion County Commission approved $45,390 in immediate emergency construction for the bridge over the Cottonwood River going into Marion Reservoir at Durham Cove on Kanza Road. Road and Bridge Superintendent Randy Crawford said he had to close the highly traveled blacktop road south of 260th because the rain-swollen river washed out heavy supporting stones underneath for approximately […]

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A pet by any other name….

Survey of Marion County vets reveal both common and uncommon choices Ever wonder why people name animals? Some experts say giving animals a name changes the way we think about them. In Marion County, three veterinarian clinics talked about unusual or popular names that owners gave to their canine or feline companions. Although one source said the most popular name […]

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Traffic up at county food bank

It isn?t quite a well-oiled machine yet, but for volunteers at the Marion County Food Bank and Resource Center, it?s getting closer. Gerry Henderson, chairman of the organization, recently reported to Marion County commissioners about their progress. After two months, he said, and a change of name, location, vouchering system and board of directors, everyone at the bank was surprised […]

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?I feel I?m a full survivor?

?I feel I?m a full survivor?

? Victim advocate sees many women who face ?victim blaming,? the idea that victims have control over what they experience. Teresa Loffer, victim advocate for sexual abuse and domestic violence in Marion County, meets as needed with ?Joanne? (foreground), who said she?s found the support she?s needed to work through the abuse she?s experienced since a child. Aleen Ratzlaff / […]

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Public records, July 15, 2015

DISTRICT COURT Criminal Robert Scott Ayers, disposition and pre-trial conference, 2:15 p.m. July 15. Jordan Brundage, motion hearing, 10 a.m. July 27. Jordan Michael Bryan, bond appearance, 9:45 a.m. July 27. Ronnie Carpenter, arraignment, 9:45 a.m. Aug. 17. Bradford A. Cody Jr., sentencing, 1:15 p.m. July 15. Gerry Donelson, scheduling conference, 10 a.m. Aug. 12. Melinda Dougherty, status hearing and […]

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Some golf course hazards are health hazards, too

The hazards faced by most Marion County golfers are rather routine?a little water here and there, a scorching Kansas wind and maybe an occasional wandering skunk or snake. When I used to golf, I found water in places no one else could find it. In fact, if you ever need help finding water anywhere, just give me a golf club […]

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Holub asks colleagues to state position on courthouse

Responding to the public, County Commission Chairman Dan Holub asked commissioners at Monday?s meeting to state their position regarding preliminary plans for multi-million-dollar additions and upgrades to the historic courthouse submitted by an architectural firm last month. ?Marion County cannot afford $7.5 million right now or in the foreseeable future to upgrade the courthouse and spend that kind of money,? […]

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County hospitals sign on for statewide food and beverage review

Hillsboro Community Hospital and St. Luke Hos?pital and Living Center in Marion are among 75 Kansas hospitals that have pledged to examine their current food and beverage practices. The challenge to do so was issued by the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation. Participating hospitals will consider new policies that provide healthier food options in the hospital cafeteria and throughout […]

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