Daily archives: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sticking point

Centre SADD member Nellie Kassebaum (orange shirt) takes a sticker from Cole Srajer while Allison Basore (purple jacket) applies one to a six-pack in Carlson?s Grocery at Marion. They were participating in the annual ?Sticker Shock? project, which aims to remind adults that supplying alcohol to minors could lead to a $200 fine. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press

Teens remind adults about the legal penalty for providing alcohol to minors. The rain falling Friday morning didn?t stop a group of Centre High School students from pursuing their mission. Fortunately, the five members of the newly organized Centre SADD chapter were kept dry and busy as they participated in their first ?Sticker Shock? project inside Carlson?s Grocery in Marion. ...

Riedy aims to make life better as county FCS agent

Renae Riedy began working in?October as the Marion County Extension agent for family and consumer sciences. ?I chose this field because I like to help people and share what I have learned to hopefully make their lives a little better, easier or safer,? she said. Patty Decker / Free Press

? Being a partner with residents is her goal. Helping people improve their lives, families and communities is the primary goal of Renae Riedy, who succeeded Nancy Pihl last fall as the K-State Research and Exten??sion family and consumer sciences agent for Marion County. ?Family and Consumer Science ...

Three districts aim to increase LOB authority

? Patrons will decide issue by mail-in ballot. Three school districts in Marion County have requested special mail-ballot elections to raise their local option budget. A local option budget is funding that is raised by local property taxes for school districts. The idea ...

Hillsboro libraries to start book club for boys

In an attempt to attract boys to the fun and enjoyment of reading, Hillsboro Public Library and Hillsboro Elementary and Middle schools are launching a new library program called ?Guys Read. ? ?Guys Read? is a monthly book discussion group open to boys in upper elementary through eighth grade. ...

Daily Life, April 22, 2015

Fall-prevention classes to begin Marion County Depart?ment on Aging will offer the fall-prevention class, ?Matter of Balance,? in Hillsboro from 2-4 p. m. starting Thursday, April 23. Sessions will be in the community room at Grand Oaks Apartments, 506 W. Grand Ave. The class will ...

Senior scribbles, April 22, 2015

HILLSBORO SENIOR CENTER Tickets are still available from 2 to 4 p. m. Saturday, May 2, for any ladies interested in attending a tea party and fashion show at the center. For those planning to attend, we encourage them to wear their tea party hats, too. Mark your calendars for this one because tickets are going fast. Activities this week ...

Card showers, April 22, 2015

Card shower for Reznicek?s 70th The family of Helen Olsen Reznicek invites friends and acquaintances to send cards in honor of her 70th birthday April 29. Reznicek was born to Earl and Tena Olsen and raised in Marion County. She was married to John F. Rez?nicek for nearly 40 years. He died in 2008. She taught business courses ...

Engagements, April 22, 2015

Snelling, Cope to wed June 13 Tristen Snelling and Adam Cope, together with their parents, Tammy and Danny Snelling of Marion and Sarah and Clint Cope of Florence, announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Marion High School and a 2014 graduate of Kansas State University with a bachelor?s degree ...

Deaths, April 22, 2015

??HARRY J. HERBEL, 86, retired owner and operator of Surplus City and other businesses in the area, died April 14 at Herington Municipal Hospital, Herington. The service was April 20 at St. Mark Chapel, Walnut and B streets, Herington, with pastor Lorenzo Jackson officiating. He was born July 9, 1928, to Fred and Anna L. (Sauer) Herbel at Herington. ...

Public records, April 22, 2015

DISTRICT COURT Criminal Joseph Bauer, pre-trial conference at 1: 15 p. m. July 14; jury trial at 8: 30 a. m. Aug. 13. Bradford A. Cody Jr. , pre-trial conference at 10 a. m. May 4. Leslie W. Coker, hearing at 8 a. m. May 20. Marcus Devore, plea hearing at 10: 30 a. m. ...