Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 14 October 2008 15:16Cara Martin at the show in Fort Worth, Texas.
Two Marion youth showed horses at the World Championship Miniature Horse Show held Sept. 28 through Oct. 5 in the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
Cara Martin, 13, and Larry Zieammermann, 7, qualified for the show by competing at the Wichita Classic and the Kansas State Fair shows for miniature horses.
At Fort Worth, Martin placed third in her judging class and received honorable mention in the...
Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 07 October 2008 14:23The Marion County Commission met in brief session Monday, then adjourned to negotiate with Butler County officials in El Dorado on possibly more favorable landfill tipping rates for Marion County municipal solid waste that would be hauled there from the county transfer station.
The commissioners said they need to know what they can have in place for solid waste before the end of the year because if a change isn’t made before then, the county would be locked into another year’s contract taking waste to the Hamm Landfill near Topeka.
Rollin Schmidt, transfer station director, was to accompany the commissioners. Schmidt has been saying for some time that the county’s interests might be better served by taking trash closer to home...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 01 October 2008 09:20
Members of the Marion High School Class of 1938 roll through the Old Settlers Day Parade under beautiful fall weather on Saturday. The Class of 1038 was the earliest of 13 graduating classes that held reunions during the weekend. The theme of this year’s event was the 40th anniversary of the opening of Marion Reservoir.
Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 30 September 2008 16:19Roger Schwab came to the specially called Marion City Council meeting Monday apparently thinking the meeting was called in part about his resignation as chairman and member of the Marion City Planning Commission as of 12:01 a.m. Monday.
And he was at least partly right.
Schwab said he suspected it was so because he received a letter from City Administrator David Mayfield “threatening” him with removal from the commission if he didn’t comply with certain requirements.
Among those requirements, Schwab said, was a demand that he have no direct contact on commission business with Building Inspector Marty Fredrickson without first getting approval from Mayfield.
Schwab said, “I didn’t realize the situation. I thought I was...
Written by Cynthia Goertzen Wednesday, 24 September 2008 00:34The Goessel city council discussed plans for the annual Harvest Festival at its Sept. 15 meeting.
The Sept. 27 event will begin with a 5-kilometer run/walk at 8 a.m., which is making its debut. Also, the first festival golf tournament will begin at 10 a.m. and will be a fundraiser for Fred and Brenda Schmidt’s medical expenses that resulted from a vehicle accident.
Another new festival event is a flea market scheduled for 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the civic center parking lot. Anyone interested in reserving booth space should contact City Clerk Anita Goertzen at the city building.
Food vendors will be available on Main Street beginning at 5 p.m. The Justus band will perform at 6 p.m.
On another matter, the council acknowledged reports of...
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