Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 25 June 2008 05:09With members of the Hillsboro Museums Advisory Board standing behind him, David Wiebe (seated) holds the framed proclamation naming him director emeritus of Hillsboro Museums. The presentation was made last week at a celebration at Hillsboro Community Medical Center Long Term Care Unit, where Wiebe was celebrating his 78th birthday. Wiebe was director of the local museums from 1985 until 2003. Standing behind him are (from left) Mary Regier, Anita Boese, Willie Ensz, current...
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 18 June 2008 08:03Storm events of the last two weeks led the Marion County Commission Monday to begin plans for a storm shelter for Marion County Lake modeled after one on the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
Emergency Management and Communications Director Michele Abbott-Becker said there were 50 people at the lake “wanting to get into our little shelter” during Memorial Day weekend tornado warnings.
She also said she thought about the Iowa Boy Scout camp disaster while seeing the Girl Scout encampment at the lake last week. Abbott-Becker said she had asked herself what would happen if such a disaster occurred here?
After researching the issue, she decided Marion County has a good chance of obtaining something similar to the 5,200 square-foot building...
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 18 June 2008 08:01The Marion City Council seemed prepared Monday to guarantee land for the construction of a county corrections center in Batt Industrial Park, but were hesitant at what they thought might be their final offer.
The Marion County Commission had asked the city to finalize conditions for land in preparation for a county-wide bond election in November for financing the new jail facilitiy.
City Administrator David Mayfield promised councilors he would come up with figures to as requested to County Clerk Carol Maggard Friday.
Mayfield said under price quotes for building lots already given to the county, the city would expect to build a street, sewer and water lines to the center.
But councilors led by Stacey Collett were questioning whether...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 18 June 2008 07:59Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident June 14 on U.S. Highway 50 and 50th Road, about two miles southwest of Peabody.
Donald Gillet, 75, of Florence, was transported by Florence Emergency Medical Service to St. Luke Hospital in Marion. Tana Salome, 35, of Westmoreland, was transported by Life Team to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Salome’s two passengers, her children ages 6 and 7, were not injured.
Gillet was driving a 1998 Chevrolet S-10 pick-up east on 50th Road. He stopped at the stop sign, but pulled out in front of a 1998 Suburban driven by Salome.
Salome swerved her vehicle and applied brakes, but hit the S-10 on the right side. The S-10 went into the grass, struck a stop sign and flipped over onto its right...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 18 June 2008 07:56The second annual Fourth of July Redneck Fun Run will be held in Ramona. The race will begin at 8 a.m. on July 4 in front of Cousin’s Corner Bed & Breakfast, Fourth and D streets.
Prizes will be awarded for the winners in each age division and for participants that dress the most “redneck.”
Registration fees are $10 for ages 12 and older and $5 for children 11 and younger. A Redneck Run T-shirt is included with the registration fee. Registration is due by Thursday, June 26.
Send the registration fee, along with name, address, phone number, age and shirt size to Redneck Run, 506 E. First, Ramona, KS 67475. Shirt sizes are youth small (6-8), medium (10-12), large (14-16); adult small, medium, large, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL.
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