Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 25 July 2007 06:33Click image to enlarge
Luke Siebert, Sharon Andres, Dawn Luna and Marg Sandwell (from left) carried the banner the that led the parade of cancer survivors at the start of the Marion County Relay for Life. The annual event, which began at 7 p.m. Friday at the Tabor College track and ended at 7 a.m. Saturday, raised an estimated $42,500 that included in-kind donations—eclipsing last year’s record. Event chair Peggy Blackman said at the height of activity, about 200 people...
Written by Cynthia Goerzen Wednesday, 25 July 2007 06:26The Goessel City Council held special meetings on June 25, June 27, and June 28 for the purpose of interviewing candidates for the director of public works position and making a decision.
As a result, Karen Dickerson was hired for the job and attended the regularly scheduled July 16 meeting.
Dale Wiens, president of the Goessel Recreation Commission, attended the regular meeting to discuss baseball field parking with the council. He said all K-12 baseball practices and games will be played at the city ball parks next summer.
Games for younger children were still held at the elementary school baseball diamond this summer.
With more activity at the city ball diamonds next year, Wiens said, “We feel this warrants a better parking...
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 25 July 2007 06:09Emergency Medical Services Director Larry Larsen resigned his position Monday at the Marion County Commission meeting , he said “due to personal conflicts.”
Larsen became EMS director in February, succeeding Darryl Thiesen.
Larsen announced the resignation himself after a 10-minute executive session with Commissioners Bob Hein and Dan Holub, Commission Chairman Randy Dallke was absent.
Neither Larsen nor the commissioners had any further comment. The ambulance department was troubled for several years with uncollected ambulance billings, but with efforts made during the terms of Thiesen and Larsen, the commissioners had considered the department up-to-date in financial accountability.
Larsen thanked both the commissioners and the...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 18 July 2007 09:19
|Photo by Elaine Ewert / Free Press. Click image to enlarge|
Participants circle the Marion Public Library as part of the celebration marking five years of service in the former railroad depot. Creating the circle of supporters was intended to demonstrate how community friends have had helping hands and have embraced the library, according to librarian Janet Marler. Participants also retraced the human book chain that transferred books from the old library to the depot five years ago. The evening also celebrated the conclusion of the library’s summer reading program and included a magic program featuring Rob Holladay.
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 18 July 2007 09:16Setting fires may require more paperwork some day following Monday’s discussion at the Marion County Commission meeting.
Farmers, or other persons, who want to burn crop residue or pasture under Marion County’s burning regulations may find in the future they still are able to do so by notifying the county.
But if they want to set a brush fire, they may find an application is necessary, and that someone from the county may come by to look at the burn pile.
Bobbi Strait, planning, zoning and environmental health director, and Michele Abbott-Becker, communications and emergency management director, told commissioners that Marion County’s burn regulations aren’t specific enough to meet state and federal rules developed under...
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