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Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 02 April 2013 12:11The 11th annual Marion Reservoir Cleanup Day will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20.
Volunteers are needed to pick up trash around the reservoir and all connecting waterways and riparian zones.
Organizers ask those planning to participate should dress accordingly, but gloves, trash bags and refreshments will be provided.
All volunteers will meet at the Corps of Engineers office on the east side of the dam.
For more information or to sign up, call 620-382-2006 or...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 02 April 2013 12:10
Lirian Wasmuth, 5, (kneeling) took part in the St. Luke Living Center Easter Egg Hunt Friday as his father, Justin, and big brother, Gavin, looked on. More than 400 eggs were filled with a variety of candy and six eggs had a one dollar bill inside, said Robyn Kukuk, activities director at St. Luke Living Center. It only took one hour for residents to fill the eggs. The candy was provided by the staff. Kukuk said the egg hunt is an annual event with eggs left in various places inside the facility and outside in the courtyard.
Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 02 April 2013 12:09Marion County Clerk Tina Spencer said during Friday payday’s meeting that the regular sales tax for January received in March totaled $50,232.91 while the special jail sales tax totaled $44,173.69.
Spencer said the unusually high sales tax receipt of $165,986.53 received in January still stands as correct with the state.
County Attorney Susan Robson said she continues to work on an agreement with the railroad for boring a hole under new track siding at 180th Road. The hole would give county road and bridge access to natural gas line hookup if needed in the future.
Leroy Kraus, a farmer and rancher east of Marion, asked the commissioners to consider closing a road passing pastureland east of U.S. Highway 77 on 180th to Upland.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 02 April 2013 12:08
The Senior Citizens of Marion County Board of Directors will award a $400 scholarship to a 2013 Marion County high school senior.
The award is given to encourage young people who are interested in pursuing a degree in an aging-related field: medicine, nursing, social work, therapies (physical, occupational, speech) or gerontology.
Interested seniors can pick up an application from their school counselor or from the Marion County Department on Aging, 309 S. Third, Marion, or call 620-382-3580.
The application must be returned by April 12 to SCMC, 309 S. Third, Marion, KS 66861.
Written by Cynthia Goerzen Friday, 29 March 2013 14:18The Goessel City Council agreed during its March 18 meeting to try a new recycling option since the county recycling program will end soon.
Councilor Jim Wiens had looked into an option that would allow Goessel residents and the surrounding community to continue recycling.
The council discussed a system where the people who use recycling would pay a donation. The city estimates that $400 to $500 per month would be needed. Based on the number of households that use the current recycling facility, each household would need to donate a suggested amount of $10 per month for the new system.
Councilor Larry Schmidt, who has been administering the current recycling facility, reported that even though it was still three days until the...
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