Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 12 March 2008 06:17
Coming off a record-breaking tornado year in Kansas in 2007, including the monster that leveled Greensburg on May 4, residents are reminded with additional urgency to hope for the best but always, always prepare for the unimaginable.
Written by Malinda Just Wednesday, 05 March 2008 13:39
Two weeks ago, Kosova, an impoverished territory in Europe with a population of mainly ethnic Albanians, unilaterally declared independence from Serbia.
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 05 March 2008 13:37
David Kohl (seated) responds to questions from seminar participants during a break. The economict from Virgina Tech described several “megatrends” in agriculture.
David Kohl, agricultural economist from Virginia Tech, advised about 110 farm producers and businessmen Feb. 26 at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethern Church to keep their cash reserves up and stay flexible in the coming economic world.
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 05 March 2008 13:29
Congressman Jerry Moran stopped at the Peabody Senior Center Monday afternoon for his annual “Big First” tour stop in Marion County. About 17 people gathered to listen to Moran’s summary of political developments in Washington, D.C., and to ask questions. Moran listed a national energy policy, health-care reforms and a review of “No Child Left Behind” as key issues needing to be addressed. He said the country needs an energy plan that will reduce its dependence on foreign oil and changes in health care to make delivery affordable to more people. He also said No Child Left Behind is unattainable and needs to be revised, if not scrapped. Moran said he voted against President’s Bush’s economic stimulus package. “I don’t think $600 will change the economy,” he said of the checks heading to taxpayers. “And, we have to borrow the money to do it.” During the question-and-answer time, listeners asked about a variety of issues, including a proposal to bring passenger-train service to Peabody and other Kansas communities, the Air Force’s decision to buy planes from France instead of Boeing, a federal bailout of home-mortage lenders and the debate in Kansas about constructing coal-fired energy plants near Holcomb.
Written by Malinda Just Wednesday, 27 February 2008 12:41
The Marion County Fair Board moved its office Saturday from the Hillsboro Management Board office at 109 S. Main St. to the Marion County Fairgrounds.
The move, credited to cost-cutting, will allow the fair board to put more money back into the fair, and will allow the board to focus 100 percent on the fair, said Chuck McLinden, board president.
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