• Attorney will decide officer's fate

    With a state investigation complete, it will now be up to County Attorney Courtney Boehm to decide if an officer-involved shooting in Lehigh nearly five months ago was justified or if charges should be filed. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has completed its investigation into a June 20 officer-involved shooting in which Robb Stewart of Lehigh was killed.

  • Larsen re-elected; county administrator question fails

    Peabody incumbent Larry Larsen retained his mayoral position with 93 votes, besting Rose’s 61 votes. It was the second time Rose failed to garner enough votes to supplant Larsen as mayor, losing a prior race in 2015.

  • Hunting and heroes share Saturday events

    Those who want to start bird hunting seasons off with a good meal and those who want to honor local veterans for their service can do both Saturday in Peabody. Geese and sandhill crane seasons open today, while pheasant, quail, and duck seasons begin Saturday.

  • "Little Shop of Horrors" opens Saturday at PBHS

    The fanciful hit production “Little Shop of Horrors” will make its Peabody debut Saturday at 7 p.m. at Brown Gymnasium. Peabody-Burns High School thespians will give an encore performance at 3 p.m. Sunday.

  • Pop's pie predicament

    Diners hoping for a slice of pie may have found a not-so-sweet surprise at some October meals: no pie at Pop’s Diner — not apple, cherry, pecan or pumpkin. Pop’s owner Tim Peterson said the restaurant was without its pie-maker after an employee quit. They turned to a woman in the Peabody community for fresh, homemade pies to feed customers’ appetites for dessert.


  • Tabor athlete suspected of robbery, battery

    A redshirt freshman football player on Tabor College’s fall roster was arrested by Hillsboro police Saturday on suspicion of robbery and battery related to an altercation that took place in an alley near Hillsboro High School. Antonio E. Mitchell of Murrieta, California, was taken into custody after police investigated a report of an alleged confrontation that happened at 10:45 p.m. Saturday in an alley in the 100 block of S. Adams St.

  • Powers reappointed chief judge for district

    District Judge Michael Powers will serve another two years as chief judge of the 8th Judicial District. A judge in the district since 1991 and chief judge since 1994, Powers presides over cases in Marion, Geary, Dickinson, and Morris counties.

  • County fair organizers need theme thoughts

    Marion County Fair organizers are turning to the public for help in choosing a theme for next year’s festivities. There are no set guidelines, other than avoiding repeating previous themes. This year’s theme was “Country Pride, County Wide.”

  • Sunflowers and cover crops serve dual purpose

    Svitak Hay Farms of Lincolnville tried something new this year. They planted sunflowers into a cover crop of turnips and several other plants. The sunflowers were harvested this past week using special pans bolted onto the front of the combine to catch the stalks and feed them into the machine.

  • Text-to-911 coming soon

    County residents will soon be able to send texts to 911 in emergencies. Most of the state already has the service after it launched Nov. 2 in more than 70 Kansas counties Marion County is on a “coming soon” list. “They will be installed sometime after the first of the year,” said Lori Alexander, 911 liaison for the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council. “We are still working on the schedule and do not have an exact date for their 911 center at this time. We have several other installs ahead of them.”


  • Bonnie W. Sill

    Services for Bonnie W. Sill, 91, of Herington, will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Burdick United Methodist Church. She died Monday, Nov. 6, at Legacy of Herington. Born Nov. 11, 1925, at Dunlap, she was the daughter of Charlie F. and Mary (Vickers) Combs.


    DeAnna Lee Ramsey-Bryant



  • Herefords still a breed of choice

    When Stuart and Lea Isaac of Hillsboro took over the family farm after the death of his father, Irwin, four years ago, they decided to start a cowherd. “If we are going to have cows, I want them to be Herefords,” Lea told Stuart.

  • Kansas Rural Center to offer a farm, food conference

    A farm and food conference sponsored by Kansas Rural Center will be Nov. 17-18 at Four Points Sheraton, 530 Richards Drive, Manhattan. The conference theme is “Driving the change that matters: practical and political solutions for our farm and food future.”


  • Remember and honor

    Time had not robbed everything from 87-year-old Wellington Goddin as he flew through Texas skies six years ago in an old C-47 military transport plane. More than 60 years after he piloted C-47s in the South Pacific during World War II, some memories of those days were vague, others gone altogether. He wasn’t at all the same physically as the strong, healthy young man who answered the call to serve.


    The Walking Sticks

    God's gender plan, What is tolerance?


  • Health fair attracts people for education and services

    Emily, Hailey, and Chloe Gilkey got their chance to play doctor at Saturday’s Marion County Health Fair. The girls each gave physicals to teddy bears at Hillsboro Community Hospital’s booth. They listened to the bears’ heartbeats, checked their eyes, mouths, and ears, and gave them flu shots.

  • Tabor Thanksgiving benefit concert is Nov. 19

    The crowning point of a decade of musical partnership will fittingly play out in a concert dedicated to giving and thanks when Tabor College choral ensembles perform their fall concert at 4 p.m. Nov. 19 at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church. The benefit concert for Hillsboro Area Ministerial Association will be the final Tabor performance at the church, as performing and visual arts programs will soon move into the new Shari Flaming Center for the Arts on campus.

  • Church women welcome strangers at event

    The meeting of women from Marion and Florence churches on World Community Day, Nov. 3, at Eastmoor United Methodist Church turned into an opportunity to show hospitality. As the women were sharing thoughts about local community endeavors and other opportunites, two strangers walked in looking for the soup luncheon. They were welcomed, given food, stayed a while, and then left.

  • Open house will honor Kyle's 90th birthday

    Longtime Milton and Burns community news correspondent Joyce Kyle of Burns will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 18 at Burns Community Center. Wayne and Deby Kyle of Hamilton, Texas, will serve as hosts.

  • Senior center menu


    Lang, Snellings enjoy visits



  • Chat and Dine to close out year with soup supper

    Marion County Lake Chat and Dine Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the south end of the lake hall. Members will be electing 2018 officers. The present officers will be hosts and hostesses.

  • County Democrats to meet

    Marion County Democrats will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Santa Fe Room at Marion City Library. Attendees are asked to bring items for Marion County Food Bank. All precinct people and county Democrats are urged to attend.

  • Two blood drives upcoming

    American Red Cross will hold two blood drives in the county in coming weeks. The first will be 1:15-6:15 p.m. Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church, 415 N. Cedar St., Marion. The second will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 21 at Centre High School, 2374 310th St., Lost Springs.

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