Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 02 March 2010 19:23A new county jail, concern about the tax exemption for the TransCanada Keystone Pipeline and the cost of maintaining roads could be among the issues discussed at a town hall meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, in the Marion City Hall basement, 208 E. Sante Fe.
Dan Holub, Marion County commissioner, has held a town hall meeting for the past four years as a way to give constituents a chance to ask questions.
“Whatever is on someone’s mind, they can ask about,” he...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 23 February 2010 19:29
Fortunes took a variety of turns at the Class 3-2-1A regional wrestling tournament in Marion on Friday and Saturday. In the top photo, Hillsboro’s Aaron Bina turns his opponent’s world upside-down in their consolation-finals match. Below, Marion’s Colton Johnson (in red) does a similar number on one of his foes. Both Bina and Johnson qualified for the state wrestling tournament in Hays this weekend. For complete results, see Page 1B.
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 23 February 2010 19:28A Goddard couple died Saturday, Feb. 20, when their car skidded sideways into the path of an oncoming tractor-trailer on U.S. Highway 56 near Marion.
On Monday, Marion County Undersheriff Dave Huntley said Diane Brown, 57, and her passenger, Kenneth Brown, 61, were westbound—at the 300 mile marker—when their 2005 Chevy Impala lost control on the ice-covered bridge near Marion.
As the Impala slid sideways across the bridge, Huntley said, it was hit by an eastbound semi-truck owned by RDG Trucking and driven by Johnny Johnson, 37, of Emporia.
Kenneth Brown was pronounced dead at the scene, and Diane died at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.
Johnson was reported to have had no injuries. The two-vehicle collision happened at 5:18...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 23 February 2010 19:26The Hillsboro City Council will be reviewing the arguments that led to its decision last March to join with other cities in a class-action suit against the makers of atrazine, a commonly used agricultural herbicide in the United States.
City Administrator Larry Paine said at the Feb. 16 meeting of the Hillsboro City Council that an executive session based on “lawyer/client privilege” is planned for council members March 23.
Included in that meeting will be attorneys from Baron & Budd, a law firm in Dallas, Texas, that is spearheading the class-action suit.
Paine said he agreed to call the meeting following an e-mail request from Councilor Kevin Suderman, who was not a member of the council at the time of the 3-2 vote to join...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 23 February 2010 19:24
Following that session, the elected legislators will be at Zimmerman’s coffee shop, 125 E, Main in Marion at 10 a.m.
“Come meet your legislators, have your concerns addressed, questions answered and find out about legislative issues,” one organizer said.
The two sessions are being sponsored by the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce and the Marion Chamber of Commerce, respectively.
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