Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 18 September 2012 14:26A dedication ceremony is planned for 2:30 p.m. Sunday to celebrate the installation of signs marking various locations related to the Santa Fe Trail throughout Marion County.
The ceremony will be at Cottonwood Crossing historic interpretive kiosk 1.5 miles west of Durham on 290th, a paved county road.
Dignitaries representing the National Park Service, Santa Fe Trail Association and county government will be on hand.
All persons associated with the sign project, and all persons interested...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 11 September 2012 16:10For two local women, Marion’s 37th annual Art in the Park Saturday will be the official launch date for their new business, Eagle Eye Art.
“This is our first ever craft fair,” said Laura Hasenbank, who shares ownership of the business with her sister, DeAnna Williams.
“We attend the Art in the Park almost every year as consumers. Every year we talk about getting a booth and selling our own products,” she said.
“Finally this year, we are making it happen and we are very excited to be part of such a great event.”
The two sisters have been involved in photography and graphic design for years, as a hobby and for family and friends, before deciding to sell some of the work they have created.
When shoppers stop by their...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 11 September 2012 16:09The Marion City Board of Zoning Appeals at its meeting Thursday reversed an earlier decision by Doug Kjellin, city administrator, who issued a building permit for a 92-foot high communications tower at the new county jail.
In its decision, the BZA cited four primary reasons why the decision was changed.
Diana Holub, BZA member, in her motion stated the following:
• The structure Marion County proposes to place on the subject’s property is a communications tower for the purposes of the zoning regulations;
• The conditional-use permit issued to Marion County did not authorize a communications tower under section 19-2.01 of the zoning regulations. Communication towers are a separate type of conditional use for public buildings...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 11 September 2012 15:53Peabody’s American Legion building at 108 N. Walnut St. remains closed after part of the roof gave way Sept. 1, said Mac Manning Jr., city administrator. “Water probably got behind the roofing material on the parapet (protective) wall at the front of the building weakening the mortar and bricks,” he said. An insurance adjuster plans to evaluate the situation, but Manning said until a plan is in place to fix it, the building remains vacated. The (Peabody) Fire Department did break away some of the loose brick after the incident Saturday and, according to Manning, the upper one-third of the structure may need replacing. “The (American Legion) sign was also knocked loose from the falling bricks,” he said. It was also a good...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 11 September 2012 15:52
Surveyors for the Kansas Department of Transportation will be conducting survey work starting today along U.S. Highway 77 at the intersection of U.S. 77, U.S. 56 and Kansas 150 highways in Marion County.
The purpose is to gather information needed for the detailed design of a proposed roundabout east of the city of Marion. The survey is scheduled for completion on or about Oct. 5, weather permitting.
KDOT officials said a member of the survey crew will first contact property owners or tenants for permission prior to entering private property.
Survey activities will include the use of survey instruments on the ground to determine locations of existing features within the survey corridor.
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