• Brrrrrrr! It's cold outdoors!

    Winter doesn’t officially begin until Sunday but Mother Nature has other ideas. Between three and five inches of snow fell Monday night and Tuesday in Marion County.

  • City finds 'new user' for former nursing home building

    In a written report presented to Marion City Council Monday, Marion Economic Development Director Doug Kjellin has met with the “new user” of the former Golden Living Center building. The city purchased the facility for $100,000.

  • Entities may consider electrical generation plant

    An electrical generation plant may be in the works for this part of the state. Marion City Administrator David Mayfield told Marion City Council Monday he and public works director Harvey Sanders recently attended a meeting and talked about the possibility.

  • It's official: County to send trash to Butler County

    Marion County Transfer Station Director Rollin Schmidt received signed contracts from Butler County Sanitary Landfill, he told Marion County Commission Monday. The five-year contract with Butler County begins Jan. 1, 2009. The landfill will charge $31.50 per ton for municipal solid waste and construction and demolition debris.

  • Marion family shares Christmas traditions

    When guests enter the home of Cheryl Stang and her family on South Cedar Street, Marion, they are welcomed with southern hospitality and the feeling of a close-knit family. Beautifully decorated Christmas trees are throughout the home, but the family focuses on the most important aspect of the season — the birth of Jesus Christ.

  • Hospital CEO receives award

    Jeremy Armstrong, St. Luke Hospital and Living Center Chief Executive Officer, recently received the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE) Early Career Health Care Executive Regent’s Award at the annual meeting of Kansas Association of Health Care Executives (KAHCE) in Overland Park. The regent’s award recognizes affiliates who have significantly contributed toward the advancement of health care management excellence and the achievement of ACHE goals.


  • Kenneth Rigler

    Kenneth Rigler, 77, of Muskogee, Okla., and formerly of Marion, died Dec. 14, 2008. He owned Marion TV and Electric.

  • Laurine Schafer

    Laurine Schafer, 87, died Dec. 12, 2008, at Kansas Christian Home, Newton. She was a federal government clerk.

  • Evelyn Seibel

    Evelyn D. Seibel, 91, died Dec. 13, 2008, at Salem Home, Hillsboro. Born July 22, 1917 at Jetmore, she was the daughter of Albert and Elizabeth (Ellis) Underhill. She was a homemaker.

  • Amanda Wedel

    Amanda Wedel, 90, Durham, died Dec. 11, 2008, at Moundridge Manor of Moundridge. She was a homemaker.

  • Glen Williams

    Glen C. Williams, 90, Marion, died Dec. 7, 2008 at Salem Nursing Home, Hillsboro. He was a farmer and agricultural construction worker.



  • Worth a look

    Another Kansas public school is considering a four-day school-week. Say, that’s not a bad idea.

  • County has clean air

    Wasn’t that bizarre about a McPherson elementary school being ranked in the first percentile of having poor air quality? The report was conducted by USA Today and the study basically was conducted on paper by measuring the distances of possible pollutants from schools.

  • They're back

    It’s hunting season once again and we’re glad to see the hunters arrive with all their dogs and regalia. While the railroaders kept our bed and breakfast busy in Ramona the first year we were in business, it was the hunters who were our inspiration to even try the venture. Hank’s boys came back regularly for the beginning of hunting season for lots of years and when Hank’s son, Keith, had a boy old enough to join the hunt, he came, too. They’d send us pictures in California of their Kansas hunting trophies, posing with their game bird held high. Or they’d leave trophy feathers at the Ramona House. And then life took over with it’s myriad responsibilities and the family hunters dwindled.


    Random Thoughts

    What a success, Milestone for thrift shop




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