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...
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.
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 23 April 2013 12:48The Marion City Council, by a vote of 3-1 with one abstention, adopted a resolution April 15 indicating intent to issue $4.2 million in industrial revenue bonds for the renovation of 20 apartments and construction of nine new duplexes.
City Administrator Doug Kjellin said the improvements will be at September I Housing, 1500 E. Main St.
“September I has 20 units that will be renovated, with seven of which not being rented at all right now,” he said, because the living conditions are unsuitable.
“September II is not being considered in this program and Victory Plaza Addition (across from the football field) has one duplex built and is anticipating another nine duplexes, which would be 18 more units.”
Prior to the regular...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 23 April 2013 12:47About 10 people came to the first herb workshop Saturday in Florence, but more sessions will continue every third Saturday until September.
Phoebe Janzen, one of the organizers, said the herbs covered for the day were lavender (edible) and calendula.
Karyn Woodward, presenting the information, provided everyone with recipes for lavender lemonade, lavender cookies, lavender hair rinse, calendula salve and oil.
One of the people at the workshop, Trayce Warner, said the focus of each workshop will differ, but it’s her understanding they will all be at Woodward’s “Villa on the Prairie,” 111 W. Sixth St.
As for the herb workshop, Warner said, “it was awesome and, with a lot of good information being presented.”
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 16 April 2013 12:28
The 11th annual Marion Reservoir Cleanup Day will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20.
Volunteers are needed to pick up trash around the reservoir and all connecting waterways and riparian zones.
Organizers ask those planning to participate should dress accordingly, but gloves, trash bags and refreshments will be provided.
All volunteers will meet at the Corps of Engineers office on the east side of the dam.
For more information or to sign up, call 620-382-2006 or 620-382-2101.
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