Post Tagged with: "Marion County"

Architect to begin planning new county building

Andy Pitts of Treanor Architects in Lawrence began planning Monday with the Marion County Commission on a proposed multi-purpose county building to be located south of the county jail in Marion. Commission Chairman Roger Fleming, who ends his term as a commissioner in January, said he wanted to see planning begun to relieve storage and rental of office buildings in […]

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Opportunities are a blessing

I am astounded by the opportunities that have been afforded to me, especially recently. You would be hard pressed to find a person more thankful than this guy. This year, I?ve had the chance to write about a lot of neat things, our media company has expanded, and I?ve had a chance to forge relationships because of this media group. […]

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County to lease St. Luke facility

The Marion County Com??mission voted 2-1 Monday to lease St. Luke Clinic in Marion at a cost of $15,000 annually to house the county health department?s clinic and offices. Jeremy Ensey, St. Luke CEO, agreed to a reduction in the price, which includes utilities, if investigation shows the county would save money by paying for utilities independently. The commissioners seemed […]

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December moisture benefits county wheat crop

December rains have given Marion County and area wheat producers a shot at a more abundant winter wheat crop next summer. After dry-weather stressed crops with consequently lowered yields in recent years, there probably is a greatly improved chance of a good wheat crop harvest next June and July. Marion County Agricultural Extension Agent Rickey Roberts said Saturday that rain […]

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Miracle

Miracle

? The Mabee grant of $1 million should move Tabor?s fine arts center from dream to reality. Congratulations goes to Tabor College?and all of Marion County, really? upon the announcement that the Mabee Foundation in Tulsa, Okla., will be awarding the college a $1 million grant toward the construction of the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts. The gift will […]

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Toy Run fun

Toy Run fun

Pictured holding the checks they received are: Brad Penner representing the Goessel Ministerial Alliance; Jackie Rice with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marion County; Anna Krause from Marion Community Christmas; Ashley Gann from FACT; Susan Jantzen representing the Hillsboro Area Ministerial Association, and Rodger Charles with the Peabody Association of Churches. Behind them are (from left) Kim Abrahams from Route […]

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Rain turns some roads into ‘sea of water and mud’

District 2 resident John Siebert came to the Marion County Commission meeting Monday to talk about the condition of Yarrow Road following the weekend?s soaking rain. Siebert said the base of the road is ?disappearing in a sea of water and mud,? but his complaint wasn?t the only one commissioners had heard. The three commissioners said they received many complaints […]

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Marion County issues first same-sex marriage license

The first same-sex marriage license was issued in Marion County for Kaci Miller and Amanda Horacek Nov. 13, the same day the 8th Judicial District and 19th Judicial District signed an admini?strative order allowing it. Chief Judge of the 8th Judicial District Michael Powers of Marion said the judges have an obligation to follow the law. ?There are eight judges […]

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Community

? Marion County isn?t perfect, but it?s a place where people do good for a good cause. It?s said the holiday season brings out the best in people?aside from those bargain-buying binges, of course. One of the great things about living in Marion County is that people here don?t wait for a holiday to support each other. In this issue […]

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County approves expansion of wind farm project leases

Rex Savage of Florence has spearheaded Wind?bourne Energy?locations for wind turbines in the area where he lives south of U.S. Highway 50?for nearly 14 years. But Savage only received final approval to seek expansion of leases and construction for the project during the Nov. 10 Marion County Commission meeting by a 2-1 vote. Commission Chairman Roger Fleming, casting the loan […]

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