Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 25 September 2012 14:26The Marion County Commission agreed Monday to propose plans to the city of Marion for replacing the county zoning application for an emergency transmission tower at the new jail.
The change would reduce the height of the tower from 92 feet to 45 feet. The shorter tower would beam the signal to a radio tower west of town for long-distance transmissions.
The commissioners then would expect to make a final decision on the proposal at the payday meeting scheduled for Friday after the city has...
Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 18 September 2012 14:27With a possible upturn in oil-drilling activities in Marion County, don’t expect county government to do anything to handle drilling sediment and water effluent waste.
Rollin Schmidt, transfer station director, said Monday at the Marion County Commission meeting that such disposal requires a specially constructed lined landfill unavailable here.
For regular landfill waste, Schmidt reported the transfer station accepted 473.54 tons of waste in August, including 418.13 tons of municipal solid waste, 55.07 tons of commercial and demolition waste and 0.34 tons of tires.
He said the county paid the landfill $16,095 for the month at a cost of $41.12 a ton disposed of with a total $135,108 paid for the year to date.
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 18 September 2012 14:26A Marion County family joined with extended family members this weekend to celebrate their ties with Kansas State University.
Quentin and Shari Morford of rural Hillsboro, plus their children, Lindsey, Katie and Matthew—all K-State graduates—were feted Saturday in Manhattan as part of the university’s 2012 Family of Year.
Family matriarch and Shari’s mother, Iolene Morrison Hildebrand of Stafford, was given a plague recognizing the contributions of family members over the years. Nineteen members of the Hildebrand clan were on hand for the day.
The family’s application was chosen from among 26 that were submitted.
The annual recognition is sponsored by the Chimes Junior Honorary Society. Activities included a brunch...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 18 September 2012 14:26A dedication ceremony is planned for 2:30 p.m. Sunday to celebrate the installation of signs marking various locations related to the Santa Fe Trail throughout Marion County.
The ceremony will be at Cottonwood Crossing historic interpretive kiosk 1.5 miles west of Durham on 290th, a paved county road.
Dignitaries representing the National Park Service, Santa Fe Trail Association and county government will be on hand.
All persons associated with the sign project, and all persons interested in the history of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail, are welcome and encouraged to attend.
With funding and assistance from the National Park Service, the Cottonwood Crossing Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association has installed more than 100...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 11 September 2012 16:10For two local women, Marion’s 37th annual Art in the Park Saturday will be the official launch date for their new business, Eagle Eye Art.
“This is our first ever craft fair,” said Laura Hasenbank, who shares ownership of the business with her sister, DeAnna Williams.
“We attend the Art in the Park almost every year as consumers. Every year we talk about getting a booth and selling our own products,” she said.
“Finally this year, we are making it happen and we are very excited to be part of such a great event.”
The two sisters have been involved in photography and graphic design for years, as a hobby and for family and friends, before deciding to sell some of the work they have created.
When shoppers stop by their...
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