Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 23 May 2007 09:22The Marion City Council Monday approved proceeding with development of a contract with the engineering firm of Kirkham-Michael that could begin somewhere close to a million dollars of street construction.
The projects probably will include Eisenhower, North Cedar and petitioned-for projects, perhaps three of them.
Jon Halbewachs of Kirkham-Michael recommended widening and deepening the ditches along Eisenhower to control water problems instead of installing curbing and guttering, but even...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 23 May 2007 09:19A new exhibit at the Mennonite Heritage Museum in Goessel features wedding dresses. Eight dresses are displayed, the oldest worn in 1900 and the “newest” in 1956.
Sarah Schroeder wore her two-piece black wedding dress when she married Heinrich J. S. Schmidt in 1900. Their wedding photo is included in the book “Clothing and Textile Collections in the United States” by Sally Queen and Vicki L. Berger.
Elisabeth Richert’s long-sleeved dress had tucks and lace and was worn Nov. 26, 1910, when she married Heinrich D. Epp.
Helena Duerksen’s dress, made of cashmere and wool, was stitched by Mrs. Daniel Unger, well-known seamstress from Hillsboro. It was worn twice, when she married Henry J. Warkentin on Oct. 27, 1911...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 23 May 2007 09:11Travis Riesen: “As a young child, it’s more of an organization that does a lot of fun activities,” he added. “But when you’re older you see how all of these activities really help you.”Don ratzlaff / Free Press. Click image to enlarge
Travis Riesen experienced two graduation ceremonies of sorts this weekend.
On Sunday he walked across the stage in Brown Gymnasium to receive his diploma as a Hillsboro High School graduate.
A day earlier, during a smaller but equally festive gathering at Trinity Mennonite Church, Riesen received his formal “diploma” as an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts organization.
“It’s such a great organization, and such an accomplishment to...
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 16 May 2007 05:58The Marion County Commission was only five minutes into a budget cycle discussion Monday when Commissioner Bob Hein brought up that it’s going to be “hard to figure” fuel expenses in the foreseeable future, especially for the road and bridge department.The Marion County Commission was only five minutes into a budget cycle discussion Monday when Commissioner Bob Hein brought up that it’s going to be “hard to figure” fuel expenses in the foreseeable future, especially for the road and bridge department.
Commission Chairman Randy Dallke acknowledged that anything to do with oil for road and bridge—whether for road surfacing or fuel—where $10,000 was budgeted, the Commission could find itself requiring an additional...
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 09 May 2007 08:03The Marion City Council reappointed David Mayfield as city manager and Dean Keyes as interim police chief by two consecutive votes of 4-1, with Councilor Bill Holdeman voting “no” both times.About 75 onlookers attended Monday’s meeting.
Following the regular business meeting and an hour and a half of executive sessions for personnel with both Mayfield and City Attorney Dan Baldwin, Mayor Mary Olson reversed her stance from last week—favoring Mayfield’s dismissal—to join the majority of councilors in approving the appointments.
She then announced that she was dispensing with the regular public forum and department head reports that typically come at the end of a meeting.
After the meeting, Olson answered questions, saying she...
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