Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 30 April 2013 12:00Members of the Marion Chamber of Commerce were introduced April 19 to MCTV’s (Marion County Television) newest program, “The Corner,” airing on cable channel 20 every other Wednesday, Saturday and on Sunday.
The program is a joint project of the Chamber and the television station, according to Gene Winkler with MCTV.
“April was the first program we did, and has something that we hope is of interest to the community,” Winkler said.
The first show in the series featured anchorman...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 30 April 2013 12:00The Spring Fling in Florence is a fundraising event to benefit the city’s Labor Day weekend activities, according to organizers.
Trayce Warner, secretary, said this year’s event on Sunday also provided everyone with an opportunity to enjoy food, fun and fellowship.
“Any profits from Spring Fling go toward Labor Day,” she said. “This just adds a little bit more of a cushion for the events on Labor Day.”
Other than Spring Fling, the only way money is raised for Labor Day is by selling buttons, T-shirts, advertising and sponsorships, she said.
“Most of the entertainment (on Labor Day weekend) will cost between $600 and $1,000,” Warner said. “Some more than that, but none of the acts are seldom under $6,000.
Written by Cynthia Goerzen Tuesday, 23 April 2013 13:04The Goessel City Council welcomed Dave Schrag as mayor during its April 15 meeting.
Schrag succeeds Peggy Jay, who chose not to run in the April election. This is Schrag’s second stint as mayor. He served prior to Jay taking office. Larry Schmidt and Larry Lindeman were re-elected in the April 2 election. The council voted to appoint Schmidt as council president.
Jay was briefly present to open the meeting. The council expressed appreciation for Jay’s years of service to the city.
New water well
The council discussed at length the possibility of drilling a new water well. Stuart Porter of Schwab Eaton Engineers was available to discuss the matter with the council.
Public works director Karen Dalke said the wells have dropped 2...
Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 23 April 2013 13:03Peabody builder Mel Flaming met with the Marion County Commission Monday to begin finalizing plans for a new 80-foot by 90-foot metal county building that might house departments such as health and zoning and also store county records.
Commissioners said the structure, which would be built in the vicinity of the county jail, would also provide space for garaging county machinery now housed in space owned by Cooperative Grain & Supply in Hillsboro.
The building, which would house climate-controlled office spaces and restrooms, would also include high shelving units, wide aisles and garage doors for forklift operation.
Flaming and Commission Chairman Randy Dallke are expected to continue bring a completed plan to commission meetings...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 23 April 2013 12:50
Hillsboro Ford hosted its annual “Drive One 4UR School” event Saturday at the dealership located at Main and A streets. The event, co-sponsored with Ford Motor Co., invites patrons to take a free test-drive of a new Ford vehicle. For every test drive, Ford makes a donation toward the designated school. Funds raised have gone to support the Hillsboro High School Booster Club. In addition to test drives, patrons could indulge in a free hot dog lunch. In the left photo, Doyle Jost oversees the preparation of the dogs. In the photo below, Hillsboro Ford co-owner Terry Hagen (right) chats with Roger and Cynthia Fleming.
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