Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 15 July 2008 13:48
Rocky Hett, and his family, Monday received 5-0 approval from the Marion City Council for a commercial and demolition waste landfill on their land where the Martin Marietta Quarry sets north of the city.
The land was annexed several years ago by the City of Marion during attempts to have a municipal solid waste landfill placed there.
Roger Schwab reported the city’s zoning commission approved referring the C&D landfill conditional-use permit to the city council by a 6-0 vote.
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 15 July 2008 13:45
|Wendell Loewen holds a copy of his first book, Beyond Me: Grounding Youth Ministry in God’s Story.”
When Wendell Loewen began his career in youth ministry more than two decades ago, he searched for books to help him build a foundation for his work that went deeper than planning successful ski trips and pizza parties.
He found precious few resources that adequately addressed the deeper questions.
Now, he’s written his own.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 08 July 2008 13:59
Near perfect weather helped attract a record crowd Thursday for the combination Farmers Market and Fourth of July Eve celebration at the historic Schaeffler House in Hillsboro.
Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 08 July 2008 13:12
The Marion County Board of Commissioners Monday approved, 3-0, a 1 percent sales tax for bond payments should county voters approve sale of bonds for a new jail in the general election in November.
According to figures given last week by David Arteberry of George K. Baum & Co., bonding company, a 1 percent sales tax would pay for the $8.65 million proposed community corrections center, plus generate $251,113 surplus annually.
Arteberry said any surplus would be required to be paid against bond principal.
Written by Aleen Ratzlaff Tuesday, 08 July 2008 13:46
Sculptor Sandra Storm’s rendition of the proposed Centennial Plaza that will feature her sculpture, a kneeling figure and a 10-foot cross suspended 2 feet and draped by fabric that will anchor the cross to the base.
Construction is scheduled to begin July 21 on the base of “Called to Serve,” a memorial sculpture to be installed on Tabor College campus.
This original sculpture will rest in the center of the recently christened Centennial Plaza, currently the 50-foot circle lawn west of the H.W. Lohrenz building.
“It was a spot begging for something to go there,” said Larry Nikkel, Tabor’s president emeritus, about the place that marks the previous intersection of Jefferson and C streets.
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