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State sales tax increase effective today, July 1

State sales tax increase effective today, July 1

Starting today, consumers will be paying for more retail goods and taxable services when they purchase them in the state of Kansas. As part of the budget package approved by the Legislature in June, the portion of sales tax going to the state of Kansas has increased from 6.15 percent to 6.50?or 35 cents more for every $100 purchase. The […]

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Bug battle

Bug battle

? Several communities in Marion County are engaged in the fight against mosquitoes. mosquito Summer?s here and so are the mosquitoes. Unlike most years, officials are wary about the increased numbers state?wide given the above-average rainfall in recent weeks. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment documented this growing number of mosquitoes earlier in June. ?Although the increase in mosquitoes […]

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Public records, June 24, 2015

MARION COUNTY SHERIFF Jail Roster, June 5-12 Shane Mascareno, 45, Hering?ton, court commit. James Woods Sr., 38, Eureka, felony theft. Lyle Ledford, 46, Peabody, court commit. Donald Litherland, 57, Topeka, failure to appear. Gary Scott, 29, Newton, theft. Kyle Fistler, 21, Wichita, court commit. Dylan Martin, 21, Lehigh, probation violation. David Orcutt, 61, Peabody, indirect contempt. Gordon Walker, 30, Newton, […]

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Commissioners consider plans for courthouse

Commissioners consider plans for courthouse

Commissioners are considering additions/upgrades for the county?s historic courthouse. Preliminary plans from Treanor Architects in Topic would be a $7 million project. Free Press file photo The Marion County Com???mission Monday looked at plans for what could become an estimated $7 million project for additions and upgrades to the courthouse. The plans could include eliminating the current county extension office […]

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Sunday night deluge brings flooding

Sunday night deluge brings flooding

The overflowing South Cottonwood River made a lake out of farm ground two miles south of Hillsboro along Indigo Road. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Reports of 4 to 6 inches of rain Sunday night resulted in flooding around Marion County.? By morning, five homes in Peabody had to be evacuated as Doyle Creek overflowed its banks, according to Randy […]

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Trust of Bust

? A pre-harvest soaking reminds us that we can make our plans, but our future is in other hands. Whether it?s extreme drought or, like this weekend, far too much rain at the wrong time, we are reminded again how much we can?t control not only the weather, but our plans, our livelihood and our future. With most of Marion […]

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County Relay for Life seeking canned food for weights

The ACS Relay For Life of Marion County is collecting canned food to use as luminary weights. After the event, the food will be distributed to food banks in Hillsboro, Marion, Peabody and Goes?sel. Ten-ounce to 16-ounce can sizes are preferred. Drop-off locations through Oct. 8 are St. Luke Hospital, 535 S. Freeborn St., Marion, and Kessler Kreations, 112 S. […]

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Commissioners OK disaster declaration

Marion County commissioners have declared the county a flood disaster area, cooperating with 15 other counties that are joining to seek federal aid. The declaration was made during the commissions May 31 payday meeting. Emergency Management Director Randy Frank said the action will make it possible for the county to seek aid from the Federal Emergency Management Administra?tion and Homeland […]

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Rain prompts minor flooding

Rain prompts minor flooding

Two to three inches of rain fell in Marion County Saturday on the heels of additional rains earlier in the week. By Sunday morning, some flooding occurred in predictable places, such the South Cottonwood River that runs through the Ebenfeld community southeast of Hillsboro. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Two to three inches of rain fell in Marion County Saturday […]

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Banking on change

Banking on change

A new location isn?t the only adjustment for the Marion County Food Bank. Janell Holter stocks the shelves with canned goods in the new home for the Marion County Food Book at 1220 Main St. in Marion. The building had been used as a youth center. Patty Decker / Free Press Marion County?s food bank moved out of Valley United […]

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