HEADLINES

  • Atrazine lawsuit update: Attorney finds no violations

    Marion County Attorney Susan Robson said she does not believe there was a violation by the City of Hillsboro or the City of Marion regarding an open meeting complaint filed by Kansas Corn Growers Association and Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association. She also said she did not believe there was an open records violation with the City of Hillsboro.

  • Swine flu in Dickinson County

    Health officials in Dickinson County recently reported the only two cases of swine flu in Kansas. Both people infected are adults, and neither was hospitalized, according to Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

  • Blowin' in the wind

    Marion residents were reminded again Sunday evening of the sudden and sometimes brutal weather possible in central Kansas. As families were preparing for the evening, some sitting down for a Sunday supper, three storm cells moved through Marion County.

  • Kingfisher sells: New owner catching flak

    Gary Dunnigan of Wichita did not know what he was getting himself into when he and his wife purchased the former Kingfisher Steakhouse and Lounge at Marion County Lake. Tampa State Bank, lien holder of the property, through a sheriff’s sale, purchased the property. The Wichita businessman then purchased it from the bank.

  • Vacant house burns in Marion

    An early morning fire Thursday at 216 N. Roosevelt, Marion, resulted in a vacant home being a total loss. According to Marion Fire Chief Mike Regnier, firefighters were summoned at 4:58 a.m. to the report of a structure on fire. When personnel arrived, the entire structure was engulfed.

  • County to move forward with dispatch remodel

    Marion County will seek bids to remodel jail and dispatch offices at the jail. Architect Tony Rangel of Law Kingdon of Wichita estimated the project would cost about $48,000, including design fees, Monday at Marion County Commission meeting.

  • People we know: Gardener shares gift of growing

    To say Marion resident Norman Funk has a green thumb is saying we had a little storm Sunday night. The accomplished gardener has spent the past 12 years planting and harvesting a large garden patch on North Second Street, Marion, and selling his produce to eager residents.

  • Positive choices: Teens get dose of reality from survivor

    The petite, young woman stood before the teen audience. Her voice was steady, her message clear. Choices made today may affect others, even strangers.

  • Hybsha spent his life for others

    The late John Hybsha lived in Newton most of his life, but he had friends throughout Marion County and was well-known in the Goessel community. His wife, Wilma, described her husband as 6-foot-3, a disciplined, well-built, and strong individual who enjoyed telling jokes and cowboy stories and wrote several poems.

  • Jail committee tours facility

    Jail committee members toured Marion County Jail, dispatch, and sheriff’s office for 90 minutes Thursday at their first meeting. Marion County Sheriff Rob Craft said the meeting was a productive first meeting.

  • Camping club regulars at lake

    Cardinal Campers Club members spent their days relaxing, playing games, fishing, and chatting April 20 through Sunday at Marion County Lake and Park. Cardinal Campers Club began visiting Marion County Park and Lake about 18 years ago. Luetta Haas of Benton said club members visit Marion County Park and Lake twice every year — April and September. Members come from across Kansas.

DEATHS

  • Leah Cheever

    Leah L. Cheever, 91, of Salina, died April 23, 2009, at Salina. Born Dec. 17, 1917, in Tampa, she was the daughter of Otto and Rachel (Schuber) Nely.

  • Elmore Stout

    Elmore G. Stout, 93, of Bazaar, died April 20, 2009, at Golden Living Center in Cottonwood Falls. Born June 20, 1915, in Strong City, he was the son of Jeptha Elmore and Carrie (Hansen) Stout.

  • Evelyn Gould

    Evelyn V. Gould, 88, of Alexandria, Va., died Feb. 11, 2009. Born April 4, 1920, in Marion, she was the daughter of Herb and Lena Hett.

DOCKET

OPINION

  • Forgotten storm victims

    The scene was gruesome. Sunday’s storm had destroyed their home. Remnants of what used to be their lives were strewn across the yard. Parents were desperately searching for their young, calling a mournful cry.

  • Off the record: Spring planning

    It’s that time again. Time to get to know your neighbor — if you are like us and do not have a basement. Running around the neighborhood Sunday evening, looking for someone at home with a basement, was not a good thing. So, plan ahead a little bit and make sure you know where to go when the weather gets scary.

  • Random Thoughts

    In Sunday’s Wichita Eagle, I noticed an article about Oberammergau, Germany. I have been there! Oberammergau is a village in Germany. In 1634, they made a vow that they would present the Passion Play every 10 years or so, if God would keep the plague away from this town. It is performed on a large stage against the Bavarian Alps, out in the open with a very large cast.

PEOPLE

SCHOOL

  • MHS forensics wins at Goessel

    Marion High School forensics placed first Thursday at Goessel High School. Alex Eurit won first place in solo humorous acting and third in informative speaking. The team of Brady Hudson and Brooke Johnson earned first in improvised duet acting.

  • MHS to send 14 students to state forensics

    Marion High School forensics will be represented by 14 students in 15 events Saturday at state. Michael Kirkpatrick and Katie Maag, improvised duet acting, will perform in state forensics festival at Wichita East High School.

  • MHS musicians perform at state

    Marion High School performed well Saturday at State 3A Small Ensemble and Solo Music Festival. The festival was at Southeast of Saline High School. Students were under the direction of vocal director David Clark and band director Adam Johnson.

  • Brunner, Svoboda elected to district FFA offices

    At the South Central District FFA Banquet April 20 at Buhler High School, two Centre FFA members were elected as district officers for the upcoming school year. Tanner Brunner will serve as district vice president, and Cole Svoboda will serve as sentinel.

SPORTS

  • Off and running to Beloit: Warriors ready for more competition

    Most of the Marion Warriors track and field team will be in Beloit Friday for the annual Beloit Relays. Others, especially those in field events, will compete in the James Thomas invitational at Hillsboro.

  • Warrior golfers finally at home Tuesday

    After playing on someone else’s course all season the Marion Warrior golf team will be at home Tuesday for the Marion Invitational. However, before they tee it up at Marion Country Club, the Warriors will travel Friday to Salina to play at the Sacred Heart meet.

  • Injuries, illness deter Lady Warriors' season

    At 0-12, no one on the Marion Warrior softball team will say it has been an easy season. However, head coach Sandy Black thinks her team is better than its record. “It has been a very tough season. We have battled with sickness and injuries all season,” Black said.

  • Antoszyk trio leads Centre to 1A powerlifting championship

    Centre High School boys’ team won the 1A powerlifting championship April 18 at Quivera Heights, Bushton. The team scored 129 points, 19 more than Stafford, the second-place team. Ten teams participated. Each of three brothers, Canh Antosyzk, a senior, Zach Antoszyk, a junior, and Mikael Antosyk, a freshman, was overall champion in his weight class.

  • From the Sidelines

    Granted it’s only a 10-9 record, but it’s OK to be excited Royals fans. I am a Tigers’ fan, Detroit that is, (settle down, Jayhawkers), so of course I want them to do better than the Royals.

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