HEADLINES

  • Peabody couple claims harassment

    Scheduled to talk about a grass complaint and tires being dumped on one of their rental properties, Kenny Rogers and Joan Berg took 40 minutes at Monday’s city council meeting to expound on a litany of past conflicts with city officials to allege they’ve been harassed and ignored. Rogers’ immediate complaint stemmed from a $200 bill he received from the city for mowing grass at 501 N. Poplar St., a rental property he owns, that was deemed to be in violation of the city’s lawn height regulations.

  • Suspected shooter leaves Marion police

    While an investigation into a June 20 officer-involved shooting in Lehigh is still weeks away from completion, the Marion officer believed to have fired the fatal shot has left the department. Local law enforcement officials and Kansas Bureau of Investigation have repeatedly refused to identify the officer who shot Robb Stewart, 50, who was reported by Sheriff Rob Craft to be drunk, armed with a pistol, and suicidal.

  • Council derides 'politics' of economic corporation

    Peabody council members reacted strongly Monday to a perceived infusion of politics into the new county economic development corporation by withholding a $7,000 payment until the corporation board answers in person for bylaws changes. Bowing to demands from Hillsboro, Marion County Economic Development Corporation changed its bylaws Aug. 17 to allow government employees and elected officials to be appointed to its board.

  • Fire chiefs want county reserves for radio

    Now that word is out of a possible $16 million cash in county coffers, the first group asking for a piece of the pie — county fire districts — popped up at Monday’s commission meeting. Lincolnville fire chief Les Kaiser joined two other chiefs to ask for a portion of the reserves to pay for new 800 MHz radios.

  • Sprinkler damage leads to right-of-way debate

    The county will pay the bill for a property owner whose lawn irrigation system that encroached on county property was damaged by a road maintainer. Road and bridge supervisor Jesse Hamm presented a bill to commissioners for a $38 sprinkler head from Gerald Jost.

OTHER HEADLINES

  • Burn resolution proposal gets public airing

    A proposed burn resolution backed by county fire chiefs will be touched up before county commissioners take it up for a vote. Landowners voiced concerns at a Friday night meeting at Marion County Lake Hall.

  • Graffiti in Goessel, Hillsboro

    Intermixed with vulgarity and the letters “KTP” were peace signs and flowers spray painted onto numerous buildings, schools, vehicles, and other property in Hillsboro, Goessel, and rural areas of the county last week. “Graffiti is always here to a point, but not to this level,” sheriff Robert Craft said.

  • Merry Maids mix-up leads to clean house

    A Hillsboro resident in the 200 block of S. Washington St. who thought her home was being burglarized got something better than a broken-in house. She got a freshly-cleaned one. The resident called Hillsboro Police to report a burglary that was in progress, and when officers arrived, they did not find a suspect, but rather a home-cleaning service that was accidentally cleaning the wrong house.

  • Pump prices rise in wake of Hurricane Harvey

    As a hurricane and tropical storm continues to dump near-record amounts of rain over the refinery-laden Texas coastline, its effects are already being felt at gas pumps in Marion County. Although the storm’s devastation might seem far away, gas prices at local pumps have risen six cents a gallon over the last four days.

  • Safehope takes one step closer

    Help after domestic violence and sexual assault will soon be closer for county residents. A domestic violence agency based in Newton but long serving this county is leasing an office at 422 E. Main, Marion. Safehope provides advocacy services for victims immediately after police are summoned.

DEATHS

  • Kevin Gresham

    A private family service will be held for greyhound trainer and breeder Kevin Joel Gresham, 62, Durham, who died Thursday at Hillsboro Community Hospital. He was born March 27, 1955, to Chester and Helen (Kennedy) Gresham in Emporia. He married Javonni Sparlin on May 31, 1974, at Maize. He owned and operated Gresham’s Greyhound Farm.

  • IN MEMORIAM:

    Ellen Bruner

DOCKET

LABOR DAY

  • Labor filled with love: A baker's edition

    In the wee hours of the morning when most county residents are fast asleep, sisters Emma Lee and Catie Zurcher are baking away in FamLee Bakery in Marion. Zurcher arrives at midnight to begin the prep work and the baking continues as Lee’s alarm buzzes at 5 a.m. to arrive by 6 a.m.

  • Spencers named Labor Day grand marshals

    Longtime Florence native Carolyn Spencer remembers watching the Florence Labor Day parade each year with family and friends, and she never once thought that maybe one day she, too, would be grand marshal. “No, no, no,” Spencer, 73, said. “I never expected it.”

  • Service to others a passion for Burdick grand marshals

    After spending a lifetime in service to others, Burdick native Bill Peterson and his wife, Judy, of Herington have been selected as grand marshals for the Burdick Labor Day parade. Pastor Bill, as he was known by many, retired July 1 after serving Good Neighbor Parish for 10 years. The parish was formed in 2007 to include Hebron Lutheran Church at Burdick, where he was baptized and confirmed, and St. Paul Lutheran Church in Herington.

OPINION

  • A delicate unveiling

    A little over two months ago, Robb Stewart lost his life in an officer-involved shooting in Lehigh. Law enforcement officials haven’t officially identified the officer who fired the shot, and neither have we, even though we were confident from our sources that we knew who he was.

  • Chris-crossed

    As the county’s economic development task force went about its work, eventually coming up with Marion County Community Economic Development Corporation, one of the more endearing aspects of the process was then-chairman Chris Hernandez’s unabashed idealism. The task force and corporation would be free from politics, he said, because everyone was represented at the table. Consensus would trump ages-old rivalries and self-interest. There would be no politics when people understood that development anywhere in the county benefited everyone in the county. Hernandez was a true believer.

  • A flock of chicks and chicklets

    Now that I am back home in Kansas from my summer in California, I have to solicit “news reports” about the chicken experiment we started. I called my 10-year-old grandson Saturday morning. He answered the phone knowing it was me with caller ID. “Hi Baba,” he said, sounding all excited.

PEOPLE

  • Foster families get new online resources

    Current and prospective foster parents have new online resources available through the Kansas Department for Children and Families. New features include a calendar of foster care events such as trainings, support groups, and appreciation events. Other new features include foster parent and former youth-in-care blogs. The resources can be found at fosterkskids.org
    Foster families get new online resources

  • Senior center menu

  • WONSEVU:

    Langs celebrate birthday

SCHOOLS

  • Lady Warriors come up short at home tourney

    Peabody-Burns found the going tough in Saturday’s expanded home volleyball tournament, dropping all five matches it played in the marathon event. The Lady Warriors’ final consolation match against Harford was a microcosm of how most of the day played out, a mixture of disheartening dry spells and spirited runs that came up just short.

  • School has bats in the belfry

    The new school year has brought new students to the Hill Building — 500 bats. Marion-Florence superintendent Aaron Homburg told the board of education Monday that the bats invaded the attic and bell tower over the summer.

  • SCHOOL MENUS:

    Peabody-Burns

UPCOMING

  • PHS class of '67 to have reunion Sunday

    A come and go reception and a dinner will mark the 50-year reunion of Peabody High School class of 1967 on Sunday at Marion County Park and Lake Hall. “We had one for our 35th,” co-organizer Patti Gaines said. “We’ve kind of missed them since then. We’re going to make up for lost time. We have over 50 percent of the class coming.”

  • Driver safety course offered at Peabody Senior Center

    Seniors can qualify for car insurance premium reductions by completing a two-day Smart Driver Safety Course from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 11-12 at Peabody Senior Center. Participants will receive workbooks and participate in discussions led by instructors Richard and Marilyn Riemer of Hillsboro. No driving will be involved.

  • Lifelong Learning sessions begin

    Collecting, preserving, and interpreting museum treasures will be the first topic of Tabor College’s Lifelong Learning Sessions that begin Friday. Hillsboro museum director Steve Fast will lead the session at 9:45 a.m. Friday at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church.

  • Pschigoda reception will be Friday

    Longtime State Farm Insurance employee Kris Pschigoda will be honored with a retirement reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at the State Farm office at 114 N. Main, Hillsboro.

  • Masons bring free cancer screenings to Art in the Park

    Finding out early if someone has signs of cancer can make all the difference in beating the disease. Members of Centre Masonic Lodge #147 at Marion have arranged free cancer screenings Sept. 16 during Art in the Park.

  • Calendar of events

    Other events: 5 p.m. — Hillsboro Arts and Crafts Association meeting, Hillsboro Chamber office.

HEADLINES

  • Peabody couple claims harassment

    Scheduled to talk about a grass complaint and tires being dumped on one of their rental properties, Kenny Rogers and Joan Berg took 40 minutes at Monday’s city council meeting to expound on a litany of past conflicts with city officials to allege they’ve been harassed and ignored. Rogers’ immediate complaint stemmed from a $200 bill he received from the city for mowing grass at 501 N. Poplar St., a rental property he owns, that was deemed to be in violation of the city’s lawn height regulations.

  • Suspected shooter leaves Marion police

    While an investigation into a June 20 officer-involved shooting in Lehigh is still weeks away from completion, the Marion officer believed to have fired the fatal shot has left the department. Local law enforcement officials and Kansas Bureau of Investigation have repeatedly refused to identify the officer who shot Robb Stewart, 50, who was reported by Sheriff Rob Craft to be drunk, armed with a pistol, and suicidal.

  • Council derides 'politics' of economic corporation

    Peabody council members reacted strongly Monday to a perceived infusion of politics into the new county economic development corporation by withholding a $7,000 payment until the corporation board answers in person for bylaws changes. Bowing to demands from Hillsboro, Marion County Economic Development Corporation changed its bylaws Aug. 17 to allow government employees and elected officials to be appointed to its board.

  • Fire chiefs want county reserves for radio

    Now that word is out of a possible $16 million cash in county coffers, the first group asking for a piece of the pie — county fire districts — popped up at Monday’s commission meeting. Lincolnville fire chief Les Kaiser joined two other chiefs to ask for a portion of the reserves to pay for new 800 MHz radios.

  • Sprinkler damage leads to right-of-way debate

    The county will pay the bill for a property owner whose lawn irrigation system that encroached on county property was damaged by a road maintainer. Road and bridge supervisor Jesse Hamm presented a bill to commissioners for a $38 sprinkler head from Gerald Jost.

OTHER HEADLINES

  • Burn resolution proposal gets public airing

    A proposed burn resolution backed by county fire chiefs will be touched up before county commissioners take it up for a vote. Landowners voiced concerns at a Friday night meeting at Marion County Lake Hall.

  • Graffiti in Goessel, Hillsboro

    Intermixed with vulgarity and the letters “KTP” were peace signs and flowers spray painted onto numerous buildings, schools, vehicles, and other property in Hillsboro, Goessel, and rural areas of the county last week. “Graffiti is always here to a point, but not to this level,” sheriff Robert Craft said.

  • Merry Maids mix-up leads to clean house

    A Hillsboro resident in the 200 block of S. Washington St. who thought her home was being burglarized got something better than a broken-in house. She got a freshly-cleaned one. The resident called Hillsboro Police to report a burglary that was in progress, and when officers arrived, they did not find a suspect, but rather a home-cleaning service that was accidentally cleaning the wrong house.

  • Pump prices rise in wake of Hurricane Harvey

    As a hurricane and tropical storm continues to dump near-record amounts of rain over the refinery-laden Texas coastline, its effects are already being felt at gas pumps in Marion County. Although the storm’s devastation might seem far away, gas prices at local pumps have risen six cents a gallon over the last four days.

  • Safehope takes one step closer

    Help after domestic violence and sexual assault will soon be closer for county residents. A domestic violence agency based in Newton but long serving this county is leasing an office at 422 E. Main, Marion. Safehope provides advocacy services for victims immediately after police are summoned.

DEATHS

  • Kevin Gresham

    A private family service will be held for greyhound trainer and breeder Kevin Joel Gresham, 62, Durham, who died Thursday at Hillsboro Community Hospital. He was born March 27, 1955, to Chester and Helen (Kennedy) Gresham in Emporia. He married Javonni Sparlin on May 31, 1974, at Maize. He owned and operated Gresham’s Greyhound Farm.

  • IN MEMORIAM:

    Ellen Bruner

DOCKET

LABOR DAY

  • Labor filled with love: A baker's edition

    In the wee hours of the morning when most county residents are fast asleep, sisters Emma Lee and Catie Zurcher are baking away in FamLee Bakery in Marion. Zurcher arrives at midnight to begin the prep work and the baking continues as Lee’s alarm buzzes at 5 a.m. to arrive by 6 a.m.

  • Spencers named Labor Day grand marshals

    Longtime Florence native Carolyn Spencer remembers watching the Florence Labor Day parade each year with family and friends, and she never once thought that maybe one day she, too, would be grand marshal. “No, no, no,” Spencer, 73, said. “I never expected it.”

  • Service to others a passion for Burdick grand marshals

    After spending a lifetime in service to others, Burdick native Bill Peterson and his wife, Judy, of Herington have been selected as grand marshals for the Burdick Labor Day parade. Pastor Bill, as he was known by many, retired July 1 after serving Good Neighbor Parish for 10 years. The parish was formed in 2007 to include Hebron Lutheran Church at Burdick, where he was baptized and confirmed, and St. Paul Lutheran Church in Herington.

OPINION

  • A delicate unveiling

    A little over two months ago, Robb Stewart lost his life in an officer-involved shooting in Lehigh. Law enforcement officials haven’t officially identified the officer who fired the shot, and neither have we, even though we were confident from our sources that we knew who he was.

  • Chris-crossed

    As the county’s economic development task force went about its work, eventually coming up with Marion County Community Economic Development Corporation, one of the more endearing aspects of the process was then-chairman Chris Hernandez’s unabashed idealism. The task force and corporation would be free from politics, he said, because everyone was represented at the table. Consensus would trump ages-old rivalries and self-interest. There would be no politics when people understood that development anywhere in the county benefited everyone in the county. Hernandez was a true believer.

  • A flock of chicks and chicklets

    Now that I am back home in Kansas from my summer in California, I have to solicit “news reports” about the chicken experiment we started. I called my 10-year-old grandson Saturday morning. He answered the phone knowing it was me with caller ID. “Hi Baba,” he said, sounding all excited.

PEOPLE

  • Foster families get new online resources

    Current and prospective foster parents have new online resources available through the Kansas Department for Children and Families. New features include a calendar of foster care events such as trainings, support groups, and appreciation events. Other new features include foster parent and former youth-in-care blogs. The resources can be found at fosterkskids.org
    Foster families get new online resources

  • Senior center menu

  • WONSEVU:

    Langs celebrate birthday

SCHOOLS

  • Lady Warriors come up short at home tourney

    Peabody-Burns found the going tough in Saturday’s expanded home volleyball tournament, dropping all five matches it played in the marathon event. The Lady Warriors’ final consolation match against Harford was a microcosm of how most of the day played out, a mixture of disheartening dry spells and spirited runs that came up just short.

  • School has bats in the belfry

    The new school year has brought new students to the Hill Building — 500 bats. Marion-Florence superintendent Aaron Homburg told the board of education Monday that the bats invaded the attic and bell tower over the summer.

  • SCHOOL MENUS:

    Peabody-Burns

UPCOMING

  • PHS class of '67 to have reunion Sunday

    A come and go reception and a dinner will mark the 50-year reunion of Peabody High School class of 1967 on Sunday at Marion County Park and Lake Hall. “We had one for our 35th,” co-organizer Patti Gaines said. “We’ve kind of missed them since then. We’re going to make up for lost time. We have over 50 percent of the class coming.”

  • Driver safety course offered at Peabody Senior Center

    Seniors can qualify for car insurance premium reductions by completing a two-day Smart Driver Safety Course from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 11-12 at Peabody Senior Center. Participants will receive workbooks and participate in discussions led by instructors Richard and Marilyn Riemer of Hillsboro. No driving will be involved.

  • Lifelong Learning sessions begin

    Collecting, preserving, and interpreting museum treasures will be the first topic of Tabor College’s Lifelong Learning Sessions that begin Friday. Hillsboro museum director Steve Fast will lead the session at 9:45 a.m. Friday at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church.

  • Pschigoda reception will be Friday

    Longtime State Farm Insurance employee Kris Pschigoda will be honored with a retirement reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at the State Farm office at 114 N. Main, Hillsboro.

  • Masons bring free cancer screenings to Art in the Park

    Finding out early if someone has signs of cancer can make all the difference in beating the disease. Members of Centre Masonic Lodge #147 at Marion have arranged free cancer screenings Sept. 16 during Art in the Park.

  • Calendar of events

    Other events: 5 p.m. — Hillsboro Arts and Crafts Association meeting, Hillsboro Chamber office.

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