Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 07 May 2008 10:39Meghan Jost, Kristine Jirak
Two students from Marion County were among the 32 top academic high school students Newman University hosted on April 25 during the university’s “First Class Jets” recognition program.
Students and families from Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas gathered on the Newman campus in Wichita to be honored for their achievements and prepare for fall classes.
Attending from Marion County were Meghan Jost, a senior at...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 07 May 2008 09:16
Representatives from Marion County Fire District No. 7 (the Tampa Fire) recently took position of a new 3,000-gallon Kenworth Tanker for use by the department. Picture are (from left) Fire Chief Ronald Mueller Assistant Fire Chief Tim Svoboda, Clay Fletcher, the represpresentative from MHC Kenworth Atlanta, Ga., and Will Pilcher, sales representative for Fouts Bros Smyrna, Ga.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 07 May 2008 09:01Sen. Jim Barnett (R-Emporia) announced today that legislation he introduced on Feb. 7, 2008, has passed in both the Senate and the House of Representatives and will soon be presented to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for her signature.
Radon, a class-A human carcinogen, is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause overall. Radon gas doesn’t discriminate: it is equally dangerous to all people, regardless of weight, sex, race, or age.
However, the very young, the elderly, and those with a weakened immune system are particularly at risk from the effects of radon.
By using conservative estimates, 200 Kansans die every year from radon-induced lung cancer. A majority of Kansas counties have potential high...
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 07 May 2008 04:59The Marion City Council began its April 5 meeting with a 90-minute tour of the progress being made on the $12 million indoor swimming pool/gymnasium complex the city will share with the Marion school district.
Council members hailed the the large pool, gymnasium and entire complex as impressive.
City Administrator David Mayfield showed members the area for a proposed drainage pond in East Park across the street as well as a culvert to be cleaned out as part of the project. The pond would hold up to 5 feet of water during storms, then allow it to slowly seep away, he said.
Mayfield said trees in the park will be preserved during the project. Some limited parking spaces will be lost on the east side, but new parking at the pool will...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 30 April 2008 07:18The Emergency Services of Peabody held its annual Safe Kids Camp for the students of Peabody-Burns Elementary on April 22. Students from the preschool were invited to participate in the day’s activities. Students attended several sessions in such topics stranger danger, fire safety, weather safety and “Operation Lifesaver.” “Crash dummies” wandered around and visited with the students. The “Smokehouse,” a small building filled with smoke, taught the students how to crawl through a smoke-filled house. Toward the end of the day, the Lifeteam helicopter landed on the playground and its crew gave the students a tour of it. “A special thanks to these men and women for volunteering to help keep our students safe,”...
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