Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 04 June 2008 09:22
The cities of Marion County all have tornado warning systems, but they aren’t consistent and also vary in what they offer.
As one woman in one smaller town said, “The real system here is to run for your basement, and pray.”
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 04 June 2008 08:49
Workers from Unruh Excavating, Moundridge, were moving dirt last month at the 40-acre project site east of Hillsboro. On this day they were laying the clay seal at the bottom of pond.
The size of the project is impressive, but the wastewater lagoon system, currently under construction east of Hillsboro, isn’t the kind of endeavor that rates highly on the civic-pride meter.
But that doesn’t mean it isn’t important.
“It’s not a glamorous deal, obviously,” said City Administrator Larry Paine. “But it’s one of those things, in the course of a city, that you have to deal with.”
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 28 May 2008 05:31
Marion County Sheriff Lee Becker said that Clarissa Torronez, 17, of Peabody apparently did all she could as a skillful driver to regain control of her car in a one-car accident Sunday, May 18, in which her sister, Kylie, 15, died.
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 28 May 2008 05:28
Joining the Marion County Board of Commissioners and the Marion City Council, the Hillsboro City Council passed a resolution last week throwing its support behind Peabody’s pursuit of establishing a passenger station along a rail route being proposed by the Northern Flyer Alliance.
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 28 May 2008 05:25
Grand Funk Railroad will be pulling into Marion for a concert on June 7. The current band members are (from left) Bruce Kulick, Mel Schacher, Don Brewer, Max Carl and Tim Cashion. Schacher and Brewer are original members.
To the people of Marion,“Be ready to smile, and be ready to sweat,” said Grand Funk Railroad drummer Don Brewer. “We’re coming to your town.”
Brewer said he meant every word of the last part of the quote, which comes from a line in Grand Funk’s multi-million selling hit, “We’re An American Band.”
That’s because, he said, he loves festivals and the people who come to them—“the kids, the parents, the grandparents, just everybody.
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