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Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 13 June 2007 08:33
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Russ Hamm and Brenden Nafziger were binding wheat at the Goessel Engine Club grounds Saturday. With weather conditions making for a thin crop to harvest, they hope to get a couple bundle racks full for the Goessel Threshing Days. This year’s festival will be Aug. 3-5.
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 30 May 2007 10:00Rollin Schmidt expects Marion County to have a recycling program available to all residents in the next few years. Any community in the future may be sorry it doesn’t have a landfill, he said, to get in on the income that can be mined from it. The county may want to open the remaining 160 acres at the old landfill some day to get in on future commercial advantages.
Rollin Schmidt believes Marion County will have county-wide recycling of solid waste materials within the next few years, and perhaps very soon.
Schmidt, who is director of the county’s solid-waste transfer station, household hazardous waste and noxious weed departments, said he is already working on a grant with the Kansas Department of Health and...
Written by Cynthia Goerzen Wednesday, 30 May 2007 09:55City Clerk Anita Goertzen informed the Goessel City Council at its May 21 meeting that resident Jimmy McGuire and his son had offered to mow the Cedar Street cemetery, across the street from the city building.
The council expressed appreciation to the McGuires for their work. The council also discussed replacing the cemetery fence. Options were considered, but no decision was made.
Goertzen pointed out that this is the oldest cemetery in the Goessel community and belongs to the southern district of the Mennonite Brethren Church.
On another matter, the council discussed the public works position, which is currently open and is being filled with temporary help.
Jesse Goertzen and Lyle Christ have started mowing for the city, and...
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 23 May 2007 09:24The Marion County Commission Monday spoke by tele-conference with bond representatives, while examining papers the same consultants sent for creating a county public-building commission to build a jail.
Commissioners estimated the jail, or community corrections center, would be built after perhaps winning public approval to finance bonds in the general election of November 2008. Law Kingdon Inc. of Wichita is working on plans for a facility.
David Arteberry, bond consultant with George K. Baum & Co., told commissioners the outline papers they were looking at for a public-building commission are “just an attempt to get the ball rolling.
“By passing a resolution to create this, you’re not locking yourselves into anything...
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 23 May 2007 09:22The Marion City Council Monday approved proceeding with development of a contract with the engineering firm of Kirkham-Michael that could begin somewhere close to a million dollars of street construction.
The projects probably will include Eisenhower, North Cedar and petitioned-for projects, perhaps three of them.
Jon Halbewachs of Kirkham-Michael recommended widening and deepening the ditches along Eisenhower to control water problems instead of installing curbing and guttering, but even that plus resurfacing the street could be close to a half-million dollars, nearly two years long project. The council agreed that North Cedar already is breaking down from truck traffic entering town.
Council members expect financing for Cedar and...
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