Written by ALEEN RATZLAFF Wednesday, 11 July 2007 07:30Safety of drinking water for Hillsboro, Peabody and Marion not an issue, officials say.
The death of three dogs possibly linked to the blue-green algae bloom at Marion Reservoir should not alarm residents of Marion County’s three largest cities about the safety of their drinking water, according to county officials.
Bobbi Strait, director of sanitation and environmental health for Marion County, told the Board of Commissioners Mon day that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Thursday, 05 July 2007 04:15The Hillsboro City Council agreed at its July 2 special meeting to participate in a plan to remodel unused space in city hall to locate an office for the newly appointed director of Hillsboro Ventures Inc.
Clint Seibel, who has been working in fund-raising for Tabor College for the past 12 years, met with the council on his official first day on the job with HVI, which is a business recruitment and incubation initiative of the Hillsboro Development Corp.
He and Darrell Driggers, a member of the HDC board, met with the council Tuesday to ask permission to remodel an unoccupied portion of city hall and to ask the city to pay for the replacement of two sets of windows that face toward Grand Avenue.
Beyond the cost of the windows, HVI...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Thursday, 05 July 2007 04:14
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Written by Jerry Engler Thursday, 05 July 2007 04:12Four of the most experienced road and bridge employees were given pay raises during Friday’s payday meeting by the Marion County Board of Commissioners to compensate them for service as an interim advisory group to the commissioners.
The foursome also will act as public liaisons until a new road and bridge director is named to succeed the departing Jim Herzet. In the absence of a director, residents having road issues will need to contact one of the four advisers, Commissioner Dan Holub said.
The four are Dennis Maggard, Tom Holub, Bev Cooper and Gary Williams.
Commission Chair Randy Dallke commended the four for being willing to assume the additional responsibilities for a short term.
Commissioner Bob Hein again commended Herzet...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Thursday, 05 July 2007 04:05
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