Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 03 October 2007 12:14The Marion County Commission met Friday in an $866,361 paid out, payday session.
County Clerk Carol Maggard reported sales taxes received for the month from the State of Kansas at $37,374, a little down from figures that frequently have topped out at $6,000 or $7,000 higher through the summer.
She reported carryover fund balances from last year at a total of $57,817.
Maggard said it was the last working day for retiring Register of Deeds Faye Makovec.
The commissioners appointed Joan...
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The Marion County-Wide 4-H Horse Project Club will be having its annual hot-dog roast and beginner’s trail ride to begin the year and welcome anyone interested in joining.
This event will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the rural home of Belinder Engler.
Interested families should call Engler at 620-924-5254.
The club also will host its annual fun show at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Marion, with check-in starting at 9 a.m.
This is an opportunity for individuals and families (not necessarily 4-H), from children through adults, to be involved in fun, horse-related activities and races. More information will be forthcoming.
The club recently has participated in trail rides...
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 26 September 2007 08:38Casey Case made the official announcement Monday at the Marion City Council meeting that Marion will host the annual Cal Ripken Baseball tournament for boys ages 12-15 July 25-29, 2008.
The tournament is for the first-place state champions from several Midwestern states.
Case said this tournament and other activities hosted at Marion will have a strong effect on business for motels and bed and breakfast businesses in both Marion and Hillsboro.
Although the Cal Ripken boys will stay at resident homes, families and coaches will need to be housed, he said.
Street Superintendent Marty Fredrickson already is upgrading the baseball fields with such activities as removing excess shale and rock, and preparing for grass.
Written by Cynthia Goerzen Wednesday, 26 September 2007 08:34The Goessel City Council discussed the matter of stray cats in town at the Sept. 17 meeting.
City Clerk Anita Goertzen said, “There are a lot of kittens,” and wished to remind the public, “People need to be aware that if they have a female cat that is not spayed, those kittens are their responsibility.”
The council noted that stray cats are likely not receiving shots and therefore could become a health hazard.
Karen Dickerson, public works director, told the council she had attended snow-and-ice school and said residents need to be informed of the city’s procedures for snow removal: Main Street will be cleaned first, then the side streets.
“We cannot remove snow from private drives because of liability,” she said...
Written by Michelle Avis Wednesday, 26 September 2007 08:27At a short meeting Sept. 17, the Florence City Council discussed what would need to be done before some banks of lights could be donated to Morning Star Ranch.
Morning Star Ranch is a Christian discipleship program operated near Florence by World Impact Inc.
The lights are currently in place at the former football field, which was the first one locally to have been lighted.
Because the field could be put up for sale in the future, removal of the light poles would help clear the way for an upcoming survey.
Councilors agreed to donate the lights and poles as long as they’re removed at no expense or risk to the city. Proof of liability insurance will be required from whoever removes the lights.
In other business, the city...
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