Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 24 June 2008 13:51The Marion County Commission Monday voted 3-0 to pay the City of Marion $80,000 for the acreage needed to build a new jail in Batt Industrial Park, with the city to install a connecting street and utilities.
The deal, as outlined in a letter from the Marion City Council to the commission, is contingent upon voters passing of bond proposal for the corrections center in the November election.
The city also offered the land free to the county if the county would install street and utilities...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 18 June 2008 06:19Don Dahl said he decided to not to seek re-election as 70th District state representative because during the recent legislative session fellow lawmakers in Topeka seemed more interested in short-term political gains than the long-term economic well-being of the state.
“Finally, I just sort of said enough’s enough,” said Dahl, a Republican from Hillsboro who also had served as speaker pro tem during his last two terms.
He said he made his decision not to seek reelection to a seventh...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 18 June 2008 06:15Left - Right : Spangler, Brookens, Hannaford
Fellow Marion residents Roger Hannaford III and Bob Brookens bumped into each other in an unexpected place June 10: outside the office of the Kansas Secretary of State in Topeka.
“When I saw him getting out of his car,” Brookens said of Hannaford, ‘I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be something if he was here for the same reason I am.’”
Turns out he was.
Both men had come to file as Republican...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 18 June 2008 06:05
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 18 June 2008 05:49Responding to citizen complaints, the Hillsboro Police Department announced last week it would be conducting “selective enforcement assignments” to reduce “J turns” in the downtown area.
Dan Kinning, chief of police, said the department has been receiving complaints about drivers performing the illegal move, which he defined as crossing double yellow center lines when parking on the opposite side of the street.
“The police department will begin an increased presence downtown in...
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