Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 10 October 2007 08:57Click to buy photo
Scout Master Lee Clark was honored with a plaque Monday for his leadership in the Hillsboro Boy Scout program. A group of five young men who entered the program as Cub Scouts in first grade, under Clark’s leadership, have attained the highest rank of Eagle Scouts. They are Ryan Janzen, Jon Crouse, Travis Riesen, Zach Luthi and Jimmy Clark. “I knew in the group I brought up, the parents were dedicated and the kids themselves were dedicated, so I knew...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 10 October 2007 08:35Marlene Fast has been named director of development at Tabor College.
She will be responsible for increasing membership in the Tabor Society, the annual fund at the college.
“Marlene is an alumna of Tabor College who knows the Tabor constituency,” said Jim Elliott, vice president of advancement.
“The director of development is the primary fundraising officer at the college, and Marlene’s background in sales is ideal for her new role.”
Prior to her appointment at Tabor, Fast owned and managed Fast Realty in Hillsboro, a company she founded in 2002.
She said returning to Tabor as director of development is an opportunity for her to use her God-given talents and abilities.
“Tabor is making progress in so many...
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 10 October 2007 07:54Daniel King was denied a conditional-use permit by the Marion County Commission Monday to continue operation of the salvage yard between Peabody and Goessel that he said he has run for 25 years.
The county had given King 90 days to make improvements at the salvage yard in keeping with state laws. King asked for an extension to the first of the year when the state of Kansas will decide whether to issue him a state permit.
Commissioner Dan Holub and Commission Vice-Chairman Bob Hein agreed that King’s reasons for an extension did not overcome what they saw as an inadequate response to correct inadequacies. Planning and Zoning Director Bobbi Strait said she agreed with the decision.
Commission Chairman Randy Dallke was absent.
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 10 October 2007 07:51Marion City Council member Bill Holdeman made a motion at Monday’s meeting to allow Kevin Steele to park his semi-truck on two acres he has purchased at the west end of town
The motion died for lack of a second.
Instead, he and the other two council members present, Stacey Collett and Jerry Kline, decided to delay a decision for two weeks so the remaining two council members could participate. The two are Mayor Mary Olson and Councilor Gene Winkler.
When there was no second, Holdeman said the council should approve when truck drivers find acceptable places to park away from where they might disturb most residential areas. He said truck drivers are important to the business of the community.
“We’re killing our truck drivers’...
Written by Michelle Avis Wednesday, 10 October 2007 07:46The Florence City Council discussed during its Oct. 1 meeting how a recent house fire was affecting a local business.
Councilor Bryan Harper said he’d told a local family to “stay in a motel for a few days” after they lost their home in a fire. He was concerned that this might have misled them that their extended stay would be at the city’s expense.
Councilors confirmed there was no precedent for paying for such stays, but that an emergency fund did exist.
Councilor Warner will help City Clerk Janet Robinson research the city emergency fund to see if it can be used to pay for short-term motel stays in future similar events.
The council also confirmed the Red Cross had paid for toiletries so the family could stay with...
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