• Counseling service opens office in Marion

    County residents ordered by the court to attend drug or alcohol counseling, and parents whose children are at risk of being — or have already been — taken into foster care often have to make such long drives to get to the counseling sessions they require that they are defeated by the travel time involved. That’s what the people who recently opened The Restoration Center are hoping to change. Joy Waldbauer and Carl Taylor, Restoration Center CEO, talked to county commissioners Monday about why they have opened an office in Marion.

  • Durham incident ends in two arrests

    A phone call tipping off the sheriff’s office about the location of a man wanted on three warrants ended with two people being arrested at a Durham residence Monday. Undersheriff David Hartley said deputies evacuated the residents of the house before they arrested Ryan A. Hardy, 19, Hillsboro, without incident.

  • Paying homage to 'The King'

    Elvis’ appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1956, as with many young women at the time, marked the start of Eileen Sieger’s fandom. What set the Marion County resident’s experience apart was that her passion remained strong all these years.

  • First receiver report shows numerous problems

    The first official report to the court from the receiver managing Hillsboro Community Hospital shows numerous problems at the facility. Cohesive Healthcare Management and Consulting filed its report Friday.

  • Marion Girl Scouts chase dog park idea

    A dog park could be coming to Ann’s Park on Cedar St. if the Marion Girl Scouts’ idea pans out. The Cadettes told city council members Monday that they want to develop a dog park there and offered help to the city for the project.

  • Burdick church to serve valentine meal

    A valentine auction and meal will be at Burdick United Methodist Church at noon Feb. 10, with homemade soup, chili, homemade bread, and desserts by donation. The auction will start at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the auction and meal will go to replenish the church’s benevolent fund, which assists families in the Tri-County area with medical or financial needs. At least 128 families in the surrounding area have been helped through the years.


  • Ukrainian family to speak at Tabor

    A visiting professor at Tabor College, Michael Cherenkov, and his family will give a Lifelong Learning presentation at 9:45 a.m. Feb. 8 in the Heritage Lobby in Shari Flaming Center for the Arts. The Cherenkovs are a missionary family from Ukraine. They are in the United States for a two-year special work-study program.

  • Curbside mailboxes not feasible for all

    Residents of the 100 through 300 blocks of N. Roosevelt St. were startled Monday to find a notice from the post office demanding installation of curbside mailboxes by Feb. 18. Recent reports of dog harassment from Jan. 18, as well as the safety of both the postal carriers and neighborhoods were the reason the letter gave for the demand.

  • Staying physically fit with yoga

    As 9 a.m. Saturday rolls around, club members file into Marion’s Diamond H Fitness for a relatively new experience — weekend yoga. For instructor Shannon Hoffer, it’s a return to her roots.


  • Donald Fruechting

    Memorial services for Donald L. Fruechting, 87, who died Friday at Newton Medical Center, were 11 a.m. Jan. 29 at Aulne United Methodist Church. Memorials to Volunteers in Mission or Aulne Outreach Ministries.

  • Rosie Plenert

    Services for retired music teacher Rosella Mildred Nickel Plenert, 89, who died Thursday at Grandwood Assisted Living in Grove, Oklahoma, are scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Eastmoor United Methodist Church in Marion. Burial in Marion Cemetery will follow.

  • Jennie Webster

    Jennie Sue Webster, 64, died Thursday at Newton Medical Center in Newton. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion.


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    Jay Pontious



  • Husband benefits from wife's new diet

    Weight-loss is a common focus at the home of Steve and Angie Seifert of Lost Springs. Steve is 57 and Angie is 55, and both have changed their diet since Angie underwent stomach reduction in May 2017.

  • Prenatal care will be available in Marion

    Physician Carl Turner of McPherson Hospital, a family medical doctor with training in obstetrics, will be at St. Luke Medical Clinic in Marion the first Friday of each month to provide prenatal care. His first day will be Friday. Turner is in his fifth year caring for pregnant women and delivering babies.

  • Nutritionist at fitness center

    Diamond H Fitness in Marion is holding a meet and greet with nutritionist Clara Ens 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. One-on-one consultations with Ens cost $20, and there will be door prizes. Diamond H Fitness can be contacted at (620)381-3596.



  • Unique 4-H project is 'self-determined'

    The animal costumes Kacy Love of Lost Springs makes as 4-H projects are so unique that they don’t fit into any category the organization has. So the project is labeled “self-determined.” The 12-year-old started making mascot costumes from scratch over a year ago. She got the idea online and watched videos on how to make them.

  • Free screenings planned

    Children through age 5 will be screened for physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 12 in Peabody. The free screenings also will check vision, hearing, and motor, speech, and language development.

  • Baker to present faculty piano recital

    “The Romantic Ballade,” the Tabor College faculty recital of pianist J. Bradley Baker will be presented 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Richert Auditorium of the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts. “I’m so pleased to present this passionate Romantic period repertoire as my first featured solo piano recital at Tabor,” Baker said.

  • Quilt to be prize in Goessel

    One lucky winner will go home with a yellow and black queen-sized pieced and tied comforter Feb. 15 during the Goessel boys’ basketball game. Junior class parents Susan Nafziger and Bonnie Gaeddert will sell raffle tickets at home basketball games until Feb. 15.

  • 4-H:

    Lincolnville Wide-Awake

    Seniors work on a 2,000-piece puzzle, Marion Senior Center menu

    10, 25, 40, 55, 70, 110, 140 years ago

    Vanishing landscapes



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