Saturday, May 30, 2020

Marion County Strategy - Individual responsibility 5/27/2020 Memo and flyer.

Information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Marion County Health Department.

County offices are open with some restrictions.  Public access is limited to the South entrance.  Health/travel screening questions will be required prior to admittance.  Wearing a mask is highly encouraged during any face to face meeting, along with proper social distancing.  Driver's License services will not be offered at this time.  The Department on Aging and the Planning & Zoning Office are open by appointment only.  In person attendance at the County Commission meetings will not be allowed at this time. 
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to safely transition back to full public access over time.  The safety of our citizens and employees is of paramount importance.  County staff is available to answer your questions by phone or email.  Please don't hesitate to contact us. 

Treasurer:  620.382.2180
Vehicle Dept:
County Clerk:  620.382.2185
Register of Deeds:  620.382.2151
County Attorney:  620.382.2243
District Court:  620.382.2104
Appraiser:  620.382.3715
Mapping:  620.382.3778
Road & Bridge:  620.382.3761

PUBLIC ATTENDANCE OF COUNTY COMMISSION MEETINGS BY TELECOMMUNICATION ONLY.  In-person attendance at the County Commission meetings is not allowed at this time due to mass gathering restrictions.  We encourage attendance by telecommunication which also allows public interaction.
To join the County Commission meetings from your computer, tablet or smartphone, go to or by phone dial 1-866-899-4679.  The access code is 639-484-901#.

Please contact individual County offices directly for any questions or assistance.


9-1-1 for Kids, Inc


Marion County Emergency Communications Center, with the assistance of “Red E Fox” and 9-1-1 for Kids®, an educational program that will teach local Preschool and  kindergarten age kids in an entertaining and memorable way- the proper use of 9-1-1.


This presentation lasts approximately 30 minutes and teaches children “how to dial 9-1-1”, “when to call”, and “what to say” when an emergency arises and they need to cal 9-1-1. It also explains the difference between calling from a home phone and calling from a cellular phone, as well as, what phones they can call 9-1-1 from.

Armed with this basic information about 9-1-1, young children will be able to:

Call for help when they need it for themselves or for others;

Assist in saving lives and property.

Avoid costly abandoned or prank calls which tie up the 9-1-1 dispatch system.

For more information contact the center at (620)382-2144 to set up a time that is convenient for you and your class during the school year. Please provide an approximate number of students and teachers viewing the presentation when calling to set up an appointment so the proper amount of handout material can be provided. If you have any further questions or to request more information on the presentation please feel free to contact us at the above number. 

When to Call

Sometimes children are confused about when to call an emergency number like 911. These are examples of when not to call:

  • you can't find your favorite toy or your homework from last night
  • your cat got into a fight with another cat
  • your brother or your friend dares you to call
  • you have a nasty hangnail

Never call 911 as a joke or just to see what might happen. When the emergency dispatcher has to take the time to talk to people who don't have a real emergency, other people who call and do need help right away might have to wait.

You should call 911 is if a person is badly hurt or in danger right now!

  • Can you call 911 if there's been a car accident? Yes!
  • Should you call if you see a crime, like someone hurting someone else or breaking into a person's house? Of course!
  • What if someone suddenly seems very sick and is having a hard time speaking or breathing or turns blue? Call right away!
  • What if someone collapses or passes out? Absolutely call!
  • What if someone's house is on fire? Definitely call!

Talk to your parents or another adult about when you should call 911. If you're not sure whether there's a real emergency and there are no adults around, it's a good idea to make the call. You could save someone's life.