Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 11 June 2008 04:57The Hillsboro City Council heard during its June 3 meeting the city engineer’s initial plan for addressing residential stormwater drainage problems on the city’s west side.
Bob Previtera, from Reiss & Goodness Engineers, said the key challenge is finding a way to manage the water coming off the 65-acre watershed that drains through the West Winds housing development.
Because the land is relatively flat, runoff from heavy rains drains east through West Winds and toward the houses...
Written by Aleen Ratzlaff Wednesday, 11 June 2008 04:55If you want to update the address on your Kansas driver’s license, you’ll need to bring valid proof or you’ll be going home empty handed.
“If there’s a change of address, be sure to bring documentation of where (you) live,” said Kathy Swan, driver’s license examiner in the Marion County treasurer’s office.
Swan said the most common documentation she sees are utility or property tax bills or vehicle registration.
That reminder will eliminate potential frustrations of those...
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 11 June 2008 04:42Ampride workers Jeanette Schaefer, Linda Cassidy and Lura Legg (from, left) are feeling some relief from the pumps at their convenience store in Hillsboro.
Scooters, lawn mowers, ATVs, bicycles, four-wheel pedaled vehicles—what else is coming?
You may see some unusual transportation going down the roads and streets these days in an effort to circumvent high gasoline prices.
Perhaps the Amish won’t be the only ones in the region driving horse and buggy. And then...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 04 June 2008 09:30
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 04 June 2008 09:26Voters in Marion County will determine the fate of bond financing for a new Marion County law enforcement facility on the November election ballot—if the Board of Commissioners is able to proceed quickly enough on the decision it made Monday.
The commissioners decided to proceed with plans for a 72-bed corrections facility costing about $7 million, reaching that decision after a one-hour discussion that it would be most economically feasible over other plans it had considered over...
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