• Schafers, Ensey saluted as parade grand marshals

    Longtime plumber Tony Schafers and new hotel owner Tammy Ensey will personify the theme of Saturday’s Old Settlers’ Day parade as grand marshals of the event. Parade organizer Casey Case, a Kiwanis member, said the club chose two grand marshals to fit with this year’s theme, “Salute to Marion Businesses — New and Old.”

  • Emotion swells at Klenda funeral

    The blessings of heaven seemed to shine down on the funeral of Maj. Dean A. Klenda Saturday in Pilsen as a heavy, early morning fog cleared to reveal a cloudless, sunny day. Motorcycles sprouting American flags lined the streets west and north of the church prior to the 11 a.m. funeral mass at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church.

  • Them's fightin' words

    County commissioner Randy Dallke’s words during last week’s meeting sparked controversy on Monday. Commission candidates Tom Britain and Dianne Novak sat quietly through Monday’s meeting until just before adjournment, when Britain rose to speak about comments made during the prior meeting.

  • Rain interferes with harvest

    Recent rains have caused a few hiccups in corn harvest around the county. Extension agent Ricky Roberts said moisture slows everything down.

  • Fam Lee Bakery opens today

    After much anticipation in the community, a new business, The Fam Lee Bakery, opened today in downtown Marion. The bakery was originally advertised to open Tuesday but Jeff Lee, president of the LLC, said the one-day delay was a matter of necessity.

  • Donahue Ruts nominated for national register

    Several areas of the historic Santa Fe Trail that ran through Marion County from 1821 to 1866 have been accepted for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. Officially titled “Donahue’s Santa Fe Trail Segment,” it comprises several stretches of wide indentations in grassland owned by the Jim Donahue family north of Durham.

  • Woman reflects on a century of change

    Bula Good has seen a lot of history during her 100 years of life. The Marion woman will turn 100 on Sept. 25.


  • Doris Koehn

    Doris Mae Koehn, 81, died Monday at Hillsboro Community Hospital. Family will receive guests from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Alexanderfeld Church of God In Christ Mennonite Church, one mile west and one mile south of Hillsboro.

  • Rose Martinez

    Rose Marie (Llamas) Martinez, 73, died Saturday at Kidron Bethel in North Newton. Rose was born April 2, 1943, to Guadalupe and Marian (Saenz) Llamas in Newton.


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  • Single parent lost weight for her children's sake

    As the year 2015 drew to a close, Barbara Alleven of rural Marion knew she needed to take better care of herself in order to continue to raise her three sons and see them through to adulthood. Alleven put on weight during three pregnancies, finding herself busy with cooking and looking after a family. She didn’t take time to work out, she said.

  • Experts say more rain means more allergy cases

    Whether sneezes come in a barrage of abrupt tiny noises or a bellowing “ACHOO,” the number of blessings in the county has likely gone up during this year’s round of seasonal allergies. Blame it on the rain.


  • Take a deep breath

    It’s commonly good advice that applies in a plethora of situations: “Take a deep breath.” Given the glut of pollen and mold in the air recently, it might be well-advised for allergy sufferers to take one with an inhaler close by, but on the other hand there are few people who appreciate deep breaths more than they.


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  • Kassebaum receives Dole leadership award

    Former U.S. Senator Nancy Landon Kassebaum of Burdick has received the 2016 Dole Leadership Prize from the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. The award was presented Saturday at a “Giants of the Senate” event with Senator Bob Dole.

  • Cards requested for Bowers' 60th anniversary

    A card shower is requested for Vernon and Arlene Bowers, who will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Oct. 5. Vernon Bowers and Arlene Klein were married at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Marion on Oct. 5, 1956.

  • Blood drive meets goal

    American Red Cross blood mobile at Eastmoor United Methodist Church reached its goal of 35 units. Kiwanis club members unloaded equipment, and the registration table was managed by Martin Holler and Janet Bryant.

  • Marion County Democrats meet

    Marion County Democrats met Sept. 18 in the Santa Fe Room of Marion City Library. County chair Eileen Sieger conducted the business meeting, and Levi Morris, candidate for Kansas Senate District 35, was present.

  • Herzet attends leadership conference

    Janet Herzet, St. Luke Hospital Living Center director, was one of 32 participants in this year’s Kansas Hospital Association Leadership Institute. The institute is designed to help hospitals provide professional development opportunities that help create positive change and innovation.

  • 20th Century Club has end-of-summer picnic

    Fourteen 20th Century Club members attended their monthly meeting Sept. 12 at Hannaford’s lake home for an end-of-summer picnic. Hostesses were Sally Hannaford, Becky Summerville, Margaret Pickering, Betty Sanders, and Carol Laue.


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  • Warriors place high at Marion meet

    Marion High School cross-country runners Colin Williams and Emily Hague streaked to third-place finishes in their respective races at a home meet Tuesday at Marion Country Club. Williams covered the 5K course in 19 minutes, 22 seconds, while Hague clocked a time of 24:09.

  • Warriors' big half crushes Cardinals

    After witnessing their Warriors decimate the Sedgwick Cardinals by scoring 30 points in the third quarter, Marion fans had a question to ponder on the long drive home from a 44-21 win: How good can this team be? “That’s the best half of football we’ve played this year by far,” coach Grant Thierolf said. “We’ve got to make certain we keep that going, finish things off.”

  • Teen nails hole-in-1, plus 1

    The “grace of Gilligan’s Island” was with Marion teen Hap Waddel when he aced a penalty shot Thursday at Marion Country Club while golfing with his friend Grant Leffler. Waddel, 16, prefaced his pseudo hole-in-one with a spoiler alert of sorts.

  • Spikefest is golden for Lady Warriors

    For a second consecutive week, Marion volleyballers hoisted a tournament championship plaque, but this one was sweeter because it came in the Marion Spikefest on Saturday at Marion Sports and Aquatics Center. The Lady Warriors spoiled Centre’s shot at winning the Cougars’ tournament last week, so Centre tried returning the favor in pool play. While Marion won the first game handily, 25-8, Centre put up a more robust challenge in the second, taking the Lady Warriors down to the wire before losing the second game and match 25-22.

  • Costly fumble stokes Centre's 30-16 loss

    Centre played football against Herington on Friday for the first time in more than 30 years at Herington. The Railers joined the Wheat State League this year.

  • Lady Cougars win 2

    Playing on their home court against league rivals Tuesday, the Centre Lady Cougars snapped a long losing streak by winning matches against Peabody-Burns and Elyria. They defeated Peabody-Burns, 25-9, 25-12, and Elyria, 25-13, 25-19.

  • Peterson earns third medal at Osage City

    Centre golfer Hannah Peterson finished finished fifth of 43 competitors Thursday at a meet at Osage City, her third top 10 finish this year. Maleiqua Spohn finished 20th and Avery Williams finished 42nd.

  • Carlson gets research grant

  • Nollers win couples tournament at country club

    Don and Judy Noller of Marion came out on top in scorecard playoff tiebreaker to win the 24th annual couples golf tournament Sunday at Marion Country Club. The 18-hole Crossfire format tournament included 39 teams from Andale, Andover, Bennington, Concordia, Derby, Douglass, El Dorado, Goddard, Great Bend, Herington, Hutchinson, Marion, Minneapolis, Salina, Topeka, and Wichita.

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