Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 15 January 2013 14:10With no new sightings reported in the past week or two, Hillsboro Police Chief Dan Kinning is hoping the case of the curious coyotes has been solved.
Kinning said his office received multiple reports about the presence of coyotes within city limits. He believes the sightings involve more than one coyote.
“Someone said they actually took a picture of one in town,” he said. “We live in a very rural area. They probably do come in (to town) after they’ve gotten a little bolder.”
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 15 January 2013 14:07U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp featured his message of irresponsible federal spending, dangerous foreign debt, nonsensical regulation and the tenuous future of entitlement programs for seniors when he came to Hillsboro Wednesday for his Marion County town hall meeting.
Beginning the second year of his first term in the House, Huelskamp included Marion County among the first four stops on this year’s goal to meet with constituents in each of the 65 counties comprising the “Big First”...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 08 January 2013 15:23Tim Huelskamp, Kansas First District Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives, will be making two stops in Marion County Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the first round of his annual town hall tour.
Huelskamp will be at St. Luke Hospital in Marion at 1:30 p.m. for a presentation given by St. Luke CEO Jeremy Armstrong, followed by a question-and-answer session with the congressman to discuss health-care issues in the district. St. Luke Hospital is located at 535 S. Freeborn.
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 08 January 2013 15:22The U.S. Postal Service has made a lot of changes in recent years, and Lori Kelsey, Marion’s new postmaster, has been there for many of them.
Kelsey said she’s worked for the postal service 27 years and is happy to be back home.
“I have been a clerk, carrier, postmaster in a couple other offices and supervisor,” she said.
Kelsey has worked in El Dorado, Marquette and Geneseo, but her home was in Florence and she is a 1984 graduate of Marion High School.
“My family loves being...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 08 January 2013 15:21Small rural communities rarely have sufficient tax revenue to develop amenities for residents beyond passable streets and basic services.
But the Lincolnville City Council has been thinking and working outside the box in an effort to develop its city park into an attract resource for public enjoyment and better health.
Council member Sherri Pankratz has been spearheading efforts to solicit private donations and grant funding to fill the monetary gap.
“I’ve been on the council for two...
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