Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 30 January 2008 10:45A bulldozer was filling in an old trench silo Saturday on land owned by Marion County Commissioner Dan Holub’s family, in part because of recommendation by County Sanitarian Bobbi Strait.
Holub temporarily placed remnants of a torn-down Marion house in the silo last summer.
Strait said placing the house there temporarily was allowable by Kansas Department of Health and Environment rules. She said Holub had the house remains removed from the trench months ago in full compliance with state...
Written by Cynthia Goerzen Wednesday, 23 January 2008 10:24Goessel first-grade teacher Barb Goering and fourth-grade teacher Tom Krehbiel attended the Jan. 14 school board meeting to explain the Outdoor Wildlife Learning Site program sponsored by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.
Goering credited junior high science teacher Bruce Stucky for his work in setting up the Goessel site some years ago. According to Goering, the goal of OWLS sites is to increase interaction between students and the outdoor world.
Krehbiel showed the curriculum that is involved with the OWLS project and said it coordinates with state assessments.
Goering and Krehbiel described various activities that teachers use to integrate the OWLS site into their classroom work.
“The kids really enjoy going out...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 23 January 2008 10:04The application deadline of Feb. 10 is drawing near for the 2008 Leadership Marion County Program.
The class offers participants the opportunity to build and strengthen leadership skills. It also teaches participants more about the county and encourages them to get involved as leaders in Marion County.
“The whole purpose is to move people to action,” said Jackie Rice, LMC president. “The hope is that they will get involved.”
The program requires the attendance of 10 classes, a trip to Topeka and a graduation ceremony between the months of March and August.
“We always do a tour of the Capitol,” Rice said, “which is something everyone should see.”
They are also hoping to meet with people from different...
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 16 January 2008 16:12A visit by the Donahue family of Durham, along with their attorney, met with Marion County Commissioners Monday to get a bridge updated on 240th at Clover Road near the Donahue’s Hay Hook Ranch and pointed out what commissioners see as a growing problem.
Commissioner Dan Holub said even though Marion County has done a good job upgrading bridges, the growth in big trucks—many of them semi-trucks—to haul large loads of grain and livestock, is deteriorating bridges designed for an earlier era, not to handle such large loads.
Attorney Chris Costello, representing Jim, Tim and Andy Donahue at the meeting, said the Donahues have to have a man on site to guide semi-trucks hauling cattle over a 15-ton-limit, S-shaped bridge. Tim said...
Written by Michelle Avis Wednesday, 16 January 2008 16:10The Florence City Council held another hearing regarding the condemned 1885 Hill School and the former high school buildings before the Jan. 7 council meeting.
The city’s appointed inspector, Bobbi Strait, had received an e-mail from property owner Karen Hastings saying she was sick and couldn’t make it to the meeting.
Hastings said she had a contractor who could look at the building mid-month to create the list of issues to be addressed as requested by the council at the hearing.
Strait sent a reply asking for authorization to do the report herself, but didn’t receive a reply before the deadline, so the necessary information wasn’t available at the hearing.
The certified letter reminding Hastings of the time of the final...
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