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Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 28 April 2009 02:55The Marion County Commission Monday approved spending about $48,000, according to an architect’s estimate, to remodel the communications center in the Marion County Jail.
Commissioner Randy Dallke made the motion to approve the project with an admonition that additional costs could not exceed $15,000.
Michelle Abbott-Becker, director of Communications and Emergency Management, said she expected most of the project to be paid with $30,000 her office has encumbered in case it was needed for...
Written by Cynthia Goerzen Tuesday, 28 April 2009 02:52The Goessel City Council listened during its April 20 meeting to Goessel residents express concerns about B Road, which is one block long and is a block south of Main Street near the city building.
Residents said B Road is used as a short-cut for drivers who are leaving the city building.
Resident Louanne Soukup suggested it should be a legal city street. Currently, it is privately owned, and Soukup expressed concern that no one takes care of it.
City Attorney Keith Collett explained that B Road is “not really a public street.... It would be a narrow street,” he said. He suggested having a surveyor prepare a description of it.
Councilor Rick Freeman asked about making B Road a one-way street since it is so narrow. Soukup did not...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Sunday, 26 April 2009 11:49Harry R. Funk, 84, retired from Hesston Corporation in Hesston, died Friday, April 24, at his residence in Newton.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 27, at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1000 N. Main, Newton, with pastor Dennis Voth officiating. A private burial will be at Restlawn Gardens of Memory in Newton. Visitation is from 9 a.m. to noon Monday at Peterson Funeral Home, 215 N. Main St., Newton.
He was born Dec. 6, 1924, in Corn, Okla. On May 29, 1945, he was married to Esther Martin, who survives.
Other survivors include daughters Maxine Kirkpatrick of Wichita and Peggy and Dennis Voth of Calgary, Canada; sons Dwayne and Leona Funk of Clinton, Okla., and Kenneth Funk of Destrehan, La.; brothers Melvin Funk of...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Friday, 17 April 2009 10:48John L. Hybsha, 77, a retired firefighter, died Thursday, April 16, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at Goessel Mennonite Church, 109 S. Church, Goessel, with pastor Mike Hiebert officiating. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, April 20, at Miller Funeral Home, 303 E. Main St., Goessel. Burial will be at Claney Cemetery, south of Marion.
He was born Sept. 28, 1931 to John and Mary Ellen (Axtell) Hybsha in Barber County. On Dec. 26, 1985, he was married to Wilma Hybsha, who survives.
Other survivors include his son Leslie Hybsha of Newton; step-sons Kyle Schirer, Brian Schirer and Kent Schirer, all of Newton; daughters Lois Harris of Newton and Mary Marquez of...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 15 April 2009 12:29Alton W. Matz, 81, a farmer and cattleman, died Monday, April 13, at his home in Lincolnville.
A family service will be held at Grant Township Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at Valley United Methodist Church in Marion with pastor Phil Smith officiating.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion.
He was born Oct. 15, 1927, to Fred and Mabel (Olson) Matz in Lyons. On Feb. 18, 1951, he was married to Evelyn D. Hiebert, who survives.
Other survivors include his sons Steve and Janet and Brad and Sharon, all of Lincolnville; daughters Barbara and Hal Hoskinson of Topeka and Sheryl and John Lance of Walton; sisters Margaret and Marlon Steinert of...
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