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...
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...
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 03 October 2007 12:14The Marion County Commission met Friday in an $866,361 paid out, payday session.
County Clerk Carol Maggard reported sales taxes received for the month from the State of Kansas at $37,374, a little down from figures that frequently have topped out at $6,000 or $7,000 higher through the summer.
She reported carryover fund balances from last year at a total of $57,817.
Maggard said it was the last working day for retiring Register of Deeds Faye Makovec.
The commissioners appointed Joan Ottensmeier temporarily to succeed Makovec until Republican committee members name a new person to the position Tuesday night in a meeting at the Marion City Auditorium.
A health department report to the commissioners outlined a $35,611 contract with...
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The Marion County-Wide 4-H Horse Project Club will be having its annual hot-dog roast and beginner’s trail ride to begin the year and welcome anyone interested in joining.
This event will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the rural home of Belinder Engler.
Interested families should call Engler at 620-924-5254.
The club also will host its annual fun show at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Marion, with check-in starting at 9 a.m.
This is an opportunity for individuals and families (not necessarily 4-H), from children through adults, to be involved in fun, horse-related activities and races. More information will be forthcoming.
The club recently has participated in trail rides...
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 26 September 2007 08:38Casey Case made the official announcement Monday at the Marion City Council meeting that Marion will host the annual Cal Ripken Baseball tournament for boys ages 12-15 July 25-29, 2008.
The tournament is for the first-place state champions from several Midwestern states.
Case said this tournament and other activities hosted at Marion will have a strong effect on business for motels and bed and breakfast businesses in both Marion and Hillsboro.
Although the Cal Ripken boys will stay at resident homes, families and coaches will need to be housed, he said.
Street Superintendent Marty Fredrickson already is upgrading the baseball fields with such activities as removing excess shale and rock, and preparing for grass.
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