UPDATED AFTER PRINT DEADLINE
  • USD 408 signs new superintendent

    Aaron Homburg, superintendent and principal for USD 399 Paradise-Natoma-Waldo, will take over as Marion-Florence superintendent on July 1, after the school board approved the hire today. Homburg is both elementary and junior/senior high school principal, and has been with USD 399 for 13 years. Natoma High School plays sports in Class 1A.

HEADLINES

  • Head-on collision kills two

    A Lincolnville man and a Junction City woman both died at the scene of a fiery head-on collision two miles south of Lincolnville on Monday night. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Jason T. Johnson, 51, was driving a 1997 Ford pickup southbound on US-77 when the truck crossed the centerline and smashed into a northbound 2000 Ford Expedition driven by Jayme R. Beldzig, 33.

  • Cafe closes permanently

    After six years of cooking up home-style meals and serving appreciative customers, Cindy’s Family Café has closed. The iron cook stove stands unused; pots, pans, and utensils await being needed again. Décor items, kitchen bric-a-brac that lined the windowsills, even Cindy Taylor’s famed Christmas decorations were packed away Monday.

  • Shields can't meet cleanup deadline

    A Lincolnville resident embroiled since summer in a dispute with the county over storing cars, tires, scrap metal, and the like at the edge of Lincolnville asked county commissioners Tuesday for a six-month extension to get the property cleaned up. Gavin Shields has stored the items on a lot bordering Lincolnville since he closed his automotive shop in the summer.

  • A new conference center for city hall

    The basement of the community center, formerly home to numerous events, is being made over as a business and telecommunications conference center. Proposed to city council members by Parks and Recreation director Margo Yates, who said Marion Advancement Council will reimburse the costs of the remodel, the center will be set up with video conference equipment in a 46-by-28-feet meeting room that will accommodate up to 72 people. An executive communications office will be adjacent to the meeting room, and a 48-by-20-feet entertaining and catering area will be parallel to the meeting room.

  • Drivers regularly disregard 190th roadblocks

    Roadblocks erected near an eroding and collapsing section of 190th Rd. between Marion and Hillsboro are to keep motorists safe from potential danger, but some drivers are ignoring the barricades and the hazard. Road and bridge superintendent Jesse Hamm confirmed that the road is still closed, as it has been since August 2016, but people have been moving the barricades or just driving around them in the ditches.

  • Photographing, writing about county women helps heal bereaved author

    Sometimes tragedy leads to inspiration. For Hillsboro resident Phoebe Janzen, after a tragedy struck her family, she decided to get creative. Janzen’s husband, Steve, was diagnosed in 2013 with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

OTHER HEADLINES

  • Cafe named in honor of cook's mother

    Deciding on a name for her own diner was a family affair, according to Chellee Wiebe and her daughter, Janae. “We wanted to name it after Grandma,” Janae said. “She was the most loving person ever.”

  • County joins Chisholm Trail fiesta

    From 1867 to 1871, hundreds of thousands of cattle were trailed from Texas to Abilene to be shipped by rail to eastern markets. They passed through western Marion County near the present-day communities of Goessel, Lehigh, and Durham. The trail likely was several miles wide.

  • Police confiscate gun after 'accidental discharge'

    Peabody Police confiscated a gun Friday after it went off sometime before 4 p.m. in the 500 block of N. Elm St. Radio transmissions recorded by the newspaper indicated police arrived at 3:55 p.m. and that at least two parties in the house had been separated. The location of the gun was unclear.

  • Twin wrestlers are double trouble

    Raw talent and genetics may play a part, but a wrestler’s outstanding success really comes down to this: practice, practice, practice. Just ask fraternal twin brothers Connor and Camden Padgett. Each seems to put in equal effort but said the other’s wrestling style is “completely different” from their own.

DEATHS

  • Naomi Baker

    Naomi Ruth Schmidt (Boettcher) Baker, 85, died Monday at Asbury Park in Newton. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Salem United Methodist Church in Newton. Private inurnment will be at Marion Cemetery.

  • Shirley Lind

    Former college financial aid director Shirley L. Lind, 80, of Concordia, died Jan. 23 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Concordia Lutheran Church, with burial of cremains to follow at 3 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Zeandale. Visitation with family is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, Concordia.

  • Jason Johnson

    Jason Johnson died Monday near Lincolnville. Services are pending with Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion.

  • Jerry Jost

    Jerry Jost, 80, died Monday at Hillsboro Community Hospital. A funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Parkview Church, Hillsboro. Interment will be at Gnadenau Cemetery, rural Hillsboro.

  • IN MEMORIAM:

    Larry Bina
  • IN MEMORIAM:

    Troy Moore
  • IN MEMORIAM:

    Claude Wolf

DOCKET

FINANCE

  • Thrift shoppers save money

    For some, thrift shopping is to find Halloween costumes. For others, it could be to find a book to read for up to 90 percent cheaper than list price. For whatever reason people thrift, they all agree on one thing: it’s great to be able to save money.

  • Drive safe, keep auto insurance premiums down

    Not every expense in life can be controlled, but avoiding rate hikes for auto insurance is as simple as driving safely. Alex Case, of Case and Son Insurance, said things such as driving under the influence, repeated speeding tickets, and accidents can affect how much a person pays for insurance.

  • Scammer alert: tax identity theft looms

    It has almost become a natural law: as tax season descends upon county residents, so too will scammers. Tax identity theft can occur when a scammer files a fraudulent tax return using a person’s Social Security number to steal their refund.

  • Farm profit seminar set for Feb. 8

    A farm profit seminar discussing the latest information for crop production and agriculture business climate will be Feb. 8 at Hillsboro High School. The presentation is part of WIBW Radio Farm Profit seminars.

OPINION

  • To the winner belongs

    Every president comes to office with a hand-picked replacement, the vice president, ready to take over at a moment’s notice should the commander-in-chief become incapacitated, resign, or die. It’s a pardox, that hand-picked bit. There is only one person who truly voted for a vice president, and that’s their president. In a country where the vote of the people is paramount, we’ve willingly abdicated that right for an option that can preserve the continuity of national government.

PEOPLE

  • Girl Scouts have new cookies to peddle

    Girl Scout cookie sales start Feb. 11. To celebrate a huge milestone for cookie sales, and to thank cookie buyers, a new flavor will be available for them to purchase. “This is the 100th anniversary of girls selling cookies, so they came out with a new cookie called S’mores,” explains Brenda Soyez, cookie cupboard manager for the county and Marion Girl Scout leader. It is a sandwich cookie with chocolate and marshmallow filling between two graham cracker cookies.

  • Library to sponsor reading event

    A community event dubbed as “Everyone is Reading” begins today at Marion City Library. Patrons are encouraged to stop by the library to borrow a copy of the book chosen for this year’s read. They will meet at 7 p.m. March 6 to discuss it.

  • Hasenbanks to celebrate 50th with reception

    The children of Gary and Betty Hasenbank of Goessel will be hosts for a reception honoring their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary at 5 p.m. Saturday at Marion VFW Post 6958, 420 W. Santa Fe St., Marion. The couple married in Bath, Michigan, and previously resided in Newton and Hesston.

  • Tabor celebrates new program

    Enrollment deadline for farmers interested in applying for an updated Conservation Stewardship Program is Friday. The updated program includes more options for increased payments based on new bundles of conservation practices. New modeling tools have been created to show payment scenarios for various conservation practices early in the application process.

  • Card shower requested

    The family of Ruth Heiser of Ramona will help her celebrate her 90th birthday Saturday. They request that cards be sent to her at 345 Pawnee Rd., Ramona KS 67475.

  • P.E.O. Chapter meets

    P.E.O. Chapter DB met Jan. 23 at Marion City Library with 16 members present. Members submitted photos of pets, kids, and grandchildren and those present tried to guess which photos belonged to which member.

  • ENGAGEMENTS:

    Harms, Minihan to wed May 6
  • MEMORIES:

    10, 25, 35, 50, 60, 100, 125 years ago
  • SENIOR CENTER:

    MES seeks greeting card pictures, Senior menu

SCHOOL

SPORTS

  • Adding insult to injury

    Marion High boys’ and girls’ basketball teams knew they would have tough challenges at Council Grove on Friday. What they didn’t know was that they would be disrespected before the first whistle ever blew. Once fierce rivals in the bygone Cottonwood Valley League era, the Braves got in a pregame jab against the Warriors by calling them “Indians” in the game program.

  • Wrestlers place 5th at Hoisington

    The Warriors placed fifth of 11 teams with all eight wrestlers who competed placing in the top eight of their respective weight brackets Friday at a Hoisington tournament. Scoring 85.5 points, Marion missed tying fourth place finisher Riley County by just eight points. However, Marion brought home its share of grappling glory, with three wrestlers placing in the top three of their weight brackets and five finishing in the top eight.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Calendar of events

  • Lifelong Learning speaker to examine online education

    Rick Bartlett, director of theological education at Tabor College Wichita, will give a presentation at Lifelong Learning Friday about his role in preparing students for ministry through online education. The program will begin at 9:45 a.m. Friday in the Wohlgemuth building on Tabor campus.

  • Small-scale farm operators now can enroll land for livestock production

    Farmers with 100 or fewer head of cows can submit applications to enroll up to 200 acres of grassland per farm in a federal conservation reserve grasslands program. The goal is to establish or maintain long-term, resource-conserving grasses and other plants to control soil erosion, improve water quality, and develop wildlife habitat on marginally productive land.

  • Friday deadline slated for enrollment in Conservation Stewardship Program

    Enrollment deadline for farmers interested in applying for an updated Conservation Stewardship Program is Friday. The updated program includes more options for increased payments based on new bundles of conservation practices. New modeling tools have been created to show payment scenarios for various conservation practices early in the application process.

  • Poet Laureate of Kansas applications due Feb. 17

    Kansas Humanities Council is inviting applications for the next Poet Laureate of Kansas, which celebrates the humanities through poetry readings, discussions, and social media for all Kansans. “The Poet Laureate of Kansas program encourages all Kansans to actively participate in poetry,” KHC executive producer Julie Mulvihill said. “Poetry can engage and inspire us by illuminating our everyday lives and sparking discussions that build connections between us.”

  • Poster contest deadline is Friday

    The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is accepting entries for the annual Missing Children’s Day poster contest. The deadline is Friday. Kansas fifth-grade students may create and submit artwork that represents the theme, “Bringing Our Missing Children Home.”

  • Farm profit seminar set for Feb. 8

    A farm profit seminar discussing the latest information for crop production and agriculture business climate will be Feb. 8 at Hillsboro High School. The presentation is part of WIBW Radio Farm Profit seminars.

MORE…

Email: | Also visit: Hillsboro Star-Journal and Peabody Gazette-Bulletin | © 2018 Hoch Publishing

 

AD

 

BACK TO TOP