Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 02 April 2013 12:09Marion County Clerk Tina Spencer said during Friday payday’s meeting that the regular sales tax for January received in March totaled $50,232.91 while the special jail sales tax totaled $44,173.69.
Spencer said the unusually high sales tax receipt of $165,986.53 received in January still stands as correct with the state.
County Attorney Susan Robson said she continues to work on an agreement with the railroad for boring a hole under new track siding at 180th Road. The hole would give...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 02 April 2013 12:08
The Senior Citizens of Marion County Board of Directors will award a $400 scholarship to a 2013 Marion County high school senior.
The award is given to encourage young people who are interested in pursuing a degree in an aging-related field: medicine, nursing, social work, therapies (physical, occupational, speech) or gerontology.
Interested seniors can pick up an application from their school counselor or from the Marion County Department on Aging, 309 S. Third, Marion, or call 620-382-3580.
The application must be returned by April 12 to SCMC, 309 S. Third, Marion, KS 66861.
Written by Cynthia Goerzen Friday, 29 March 2013 14:18The Goessel City Council agreed during its March 18 meeting to try a new recycling option since the county recycling program will end soon.
Councilor Jim Wiens had looked into an option that would allow Goessel residents and the surrounding community to continue recycling.
The council discussed a system where the people who use recycling would pay a donation. The city estimates that $400 to $500 per month would be needed. Based on the number of households that use the current recycling facility, each household would need to donate a suggested amount of $10 per month for the new system.
Councilor Larry Schmidt, who has been administering the current recycling facility, reported that even though it was still three days until the...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Friday, 29 March 2013 14:18
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.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Friday, 29 March 2013 14:17The Hillsboro City Council approved an annexation agreement at its March 19 meeting that will allow the city to receive grant funding for turn pockets at Adams Street and U.S. 56.
Under the agreement, the city will pay the Jean Winter Trust $2,500 for the opportunity to annex the property, which borders the east side of Adams from the highway to near the city water-treatment plant, and also follows the south side of the highway east of Adams to the next quarter-section line.
The amount is the equivalent of the property taxes assessed over 20 years.
Annexation by the city is a stipulation of the Kansas Department of Transportation for the city to receive a construction grant.
In other business, the council:
• approved a...
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