Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 23 October 2012 14:22The Marion City Council tabled discussion on two issues presented Oct. 15 by City Administrator Doug Kjellin dealing with fee schedule changes and placing equipment on the bidding website Purple Wave.
Councilor Todd Heitschmidt said he thought the research fee of $20 per hour was too low.
“I think we need to raise (the amount),” he said. “I would recommend something closer to $50 per hour with a minimum of $25. We are paying (Kjellin) and this research is taking away everything you...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 16 October 2012 14:32“The Passing Zone,” John Wee and Owen Morse, is coming to the McPherson Opera House at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19.
The Los Angeles Times described their act as: “Classy…jaw dropping and hilarious…Wee and Morse light up the stage with remarkably complex club-juggling and a steady stream of genuinely comic banter.”
After the duo played High Point University in North Carolina, a reviewer wrote: “Absolutely hilarious and entertaining. Perfect for all ages—ideal for an evening of great laughs and awe-inspiring entertainment shared with family and friends.”
“I saw John and Owen perform last year at the Midwest Arts Conference in Minneapolis,” John Holecek, Opera House executive director, said. “I was impressed and...
Written by Kevin Hower Tuesday, 16 October 2012 14:32The Marion County Department on Aging is providing assistance to older adults interested n comparing and enrolling in 2013 Medicare prescription drug plans.
Open enrollment is from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.
Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator, will be available to take appointments from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday,
Barb Smith, a volunteer with Senior Health Insurance Counseling For Kansas, will take walk-ins every Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. to noon at the Marion Senior Center starting Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Ratzlaff will be in Peabody Oct. 30 and Nov 5; to make an appointment at the Peabody Senior Center or Indian Guide Terrace, call Ruth Lott at 620-983-2226.
Ratzlaff will be in Hillsboro Nov. 1 and Nov. 27. Call Brenda...
Written by Mike Shields Tuesday, 16 October 2012 14:31By the end of this week, officials in the administration of Gov. Sam Brownback are expected to decide if their KanCare Medicaid reforms will move forward on the original timeline of a Jan. 1 launch or whether the program will get pushed to a later, yet-to-be-decided date.
A few things are scheduled to happen over the course of the next five days that will shape that decision, according to Brownback officials.
Sometime this week, perhaps by Wednesday, completion of the last of the state’s “readiness reviews” of the three managed care companies is due.
Officials have said they will not proceed on schedule unless Amerigroup, United Healthcare and Sunflower State Health Plan, a Centene subsidiary, each has demonstrated...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 16 October 2012 14:26The public is invited to hear James C. Juhnke, retired Bethel College professor and Mennonite historian, on the Tabor College campus at noon Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Juhnke will speak about the Mennonite response to the 1976 American Bicentennial in Kansas.
The presentation will take place in the Blue-Gold Room in the student center. Those interested in lunch may purchase a meal from the cafeteria or bring their own meal.
Juhnke has done extensive research at the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies at Tabor College, the Goessel Heritage Center and the Mennonite Library and Archives, Bethel College examining closely the response to the American celebration. It ranged from an extreme patriotic reaction as well as one based in the...
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