Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 09 November 2010 15:27Marion County voters were out in full force for last Tuesday’s general election with 60 percent of residents casting ballots in either Hillsboro, Marion, Peabody, Goessel, Burns, Tampa, Florence or Lincolnville.
Of the 7,658 registered voters, 4,512 ballots were counted.
“It was a very good turnout for a gubernatorial year,” said Carol Maggard, county clerk.
Election officer Rhonda Toal agreed, adding that the only higher percentage in recent years was in 2008 with 76 percent of...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 09 November 2010 15:25Tammy Chizek, 50, a resident of Parkside Homes in Hillsboro, was diagnosed with multiple schlerosis at 33. Because her disease is advancing, she needs a $14,000 electric wheelchair to assist in her mobility.
Prior to being diagnosed with the disease, Chizek said she would have symptoms that would come and go. Sometimes there would be numbness on her left side and the next time on her right side.
It was Dec. 21, 1993, she said, when she had an MRI done to determine what was wrong.
“I couldn’t wait through the holidays to know what was wrong with me,” she said.
When she found out the results, she had no idea what the disease was.
“I had never heard of MS until I was diagnosed with it,” she said. “My brothers, sisters...
Written by Jerry Engler Tuesday, 09 November 2010 15:25Marion County Commissioner Dan Holub said Friday he will press for the Kansas Secretary of State to investigate legislative campaign contributions on behalf of the six counties involved in trying to halt a 10-year Kansas tax exemption for TransCanada Keystone Pipeline.
Holub said he also will push for the six counties to get a court injunction to halt the exemption if they aren’t successful in stopping it in the Kansas Court of Tax Appeals.
He added that he will push for the investigation into campaign contributions even if repeal of the tax exemption is granted.
Responding to questions at a Marion County Commission election canvass meeting, Holub said he isn’t making accusations against anyone. But, he said, he can’t...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 09 November 2010 15:24Main Street Ministries would have a difficult time keeping its food bank stocked for people needing assistance without help from the Hillsboro Community Foundation Area Impact Fund grant, says Dale Nuss, MSM board chairman.
For the third year, Main Street is applying for a grant, which provides money for charitable organizations in Hillsboro and surrounding communities.
“During the fall, the Boy Scouts, churches and hospital have food drives that help keep food on the shelves,” Nuss said.
By the first of January, he added, the food bank is nearly depleted.
“Dry goods are used continually, and we have an ongoing need for meat, which is expensive,” Nuss said.
MSM residents—or sojourners, as staff members refer to the...
Written by Nicole Suderman Tuesday, 02 November 2010 14:34
The Hillsboro High School student section cheers a big point by their volleyball team during the Class 3A state tournament Friday at the Bicentennial Center in Salina. The Trojans celebrated a first-round win in pool play over Cherokee Southeast (left photo) then ended their season with losses to Atchison County Community and Osage City.
The latter two teams later played for the tournament title, with Osage City prevailing. Trojans were also competing at the state cross-country meet in Wamego. See Sports, Page 1B, for full reports.
Page 103 of 142