Written by Malinda Just Wednesday, 13 February 2008 08:24Marion County was represented at the state caucuses for both the Republicans and Democrats last week. Republicans gathered Saturday, four days after the Democratic meeting on Super Tuesday.
The first Republican Party competitive caucus in 20 years drew 20,000 registered voters to polls across the state.
Clint Seibel, Hillsboro, along with other registered Republicans from Marion County, were among the people who attended the gathering in McPherson.
“It was good to see a number of other...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 13 February 2008 08:16After several months of anticipating action, the Hillsboro City Council finally approved an ordinance at its Feb. 6 special meeting that would assess a fine up to $500 for anyone creating “unnecessary loud noises” within the city limits.
The movement toward the ordinance began when a resident complained about a vehicle in the neighborhood that made excessive noise whenever the driver accelerated aggressively.
The new ordinance, which does not identify a scientific measure to define a...
Written by Malinda Just Wednesday, 13 February 2008 08:13“In addition to the normal things you’d expect from a pastor, I wear a consultation hat, I wear a facilitation hat, I wear a counseling hat. It’s a ministry of reconciliation.”—Orlan Koehn, Trinity Mennonite Church
Over the past 25 years, a trend has been on the rise for churches going through a transitional phase in pastoral leadership, including Hillsboro churches.
Over the past 25 years, a trend has been on the rise for churches going...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 06 February 2008 13:41Tabor College President Jules Glanzer shares his thoughts with faculty and staff at an assembly during his first day in office on Friday.
On his first official day as Tabor College president, Jules Glanzer proposed to faculty and staff Friday that they agree to pursue a common agenda during his first few months in office: “take some time to get to know each other.”
Glanzer succeeds Larry Nikkel, who retired as president at the end of the calendar...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 06 February 2008 13:29A gloved officer holds a coffee filter containing meth collected at the Orcutt residence in Peabody.
A relatively new state law that requires retail outlets to register the identity of people who buy large quantities of over-the-counter medications that can be used to make methamphetamines led to the arrest Thursday night of a husband-wife couple from Peabody.
David Orcutt, 54, and Debby Orcutt, 55, were each arrested and charged with possession and...
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