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Written by Patty Decker Wednesday, 06 May 2009 12:18An abandoned house which was considered an eyesore in Marion and a code-violation nightmare for city officials has become a safety hazard and economic liability for the city after it was heavily damaged by fire two weeks ago.
Following a brief discussion about the structure at 216 N. Roosevelt during the May 4 council meeting, Mayor Mary Olson and other city officials decided Tuesday it deserved quicker and more swift attention to protect the public.
“I didn’t want this (house) to sit on...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 06 May 2009 06:09Bill Meier, 89, a farmer and rancher, died Monday, May 4, in Hillsboro.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 8, at First Baptist Church, 725 N. Abilene, Durham, with pastor Curtis Wiens officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Haven of Rest Cemetery, one mile east of Hillsboro. Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro.
He was born Dec. 20, 1919, to Carl and Martha (Haas) Meier in Okeene, Okla. On March 25, 1944, he was married to Betty Geis, who survives.
Other survivers are daughters Julianne and Oscar Arguello of Costa Rica and Willabeth and Socorro Gonzalez of Newton; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Gideons or First...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Monday, 04 May 2009 16:32Marion city and county officials may have help for people who are unemployed or underemployed, according to information presented at Monday’s city council meeting.
With layoffs and the uncertain economic climate, Doug Kjellin, economic development director for Marion, said the state is offering help for people looking for a new job or for new skills that could lead to better employment opportunities.
Sponsored by the Marion County Economic Development Council, the workshop will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, in the basement of the Marion City Auditorium, 203 N. Third St.
Tucky Allen, workforce specialist with KansasWorks, will explain how people can obtain the skills they need even if they cannot afford it.
Written by AO Friday, 01 May 2009 09:48Thanks to Friends starting pitcher Cale Eldridge, the Tabor Collegebaseball season ended in a 3-1 loss Friday in Junction City. Eldridgeand the Falcons turned a 3-run seventh into an RSVP for a Friday nightdate with either Kansas Wesleyan or Sterling. But Bluejays starterTyler Fenton dodged bullets for six innings, inducing three double playgrounders to turn a contest that at times looked like a Falcons battingexhibition into a pitcher's duel.
The first of the double playscame in the top of the second, when a 4-6-3 combination wiped out alead single by Mike Perry. In the top of the third, Fenton allowedback-to-back singles, combined with a sacrifice bunt, to set runners atsecond and third with one out. But Fenton induced a...
Written by AO Thursday, 30 April 2009 17:14Coming off a home-and-home sweep of the Bluejays, the Kansas Wesleyan University Coyotes continued their run of dominance against the Tabor College baseball team on the second day of the KCAC post-season tournament. Wesleyan starter Dale Harder notched 10 strikeouts while going the distance in Thursday's 11-1 7-inning win. Scheduled to run nine innings, the Bluejay offense mustered only a CJ Henrichsen home run in the third inning of the loss, and the Tabor defense -- nearly flawless in the opener against Friends -- committed four errors.
Held scoreless by Bluejays starter Andrew Cook, the Coyotes posted five runs in the bottom of the second and never looked back. Brian Burke's lead single set up an RBI single by Coyotes left...
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