Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 28 March 2007 01:14A crew from APAC-Kansas attempts to remove a stubborn tree from along the 300 block of South Adams as part of the initial steps in the renovation that began Monday of the 300 and 400 blocks of the street. The affected area runs past the east edge of the Tabor College campus. The street was closed to through traffic fromD Street north toC Street. The primary purpose of the project is to improve drainage in the area. The work is being done in conjunction with the...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 28 March 2007 01:11Only 10 of the 42 races across Marion County have more candidates on the ballot than available openings as the April 3 local election approaches.
Among the 12 cities in the county, Marion has the only contested mayoral race. It features incumbent Martin Tice and challenger Mary Olson.
Hillsboro is one of five cities that has a contested race for a city council seat. Shane Marler will be challenging incumbent Matt Hiebert for a chance to represent East Ward residents.
In the West Ward, Robert Watson is running unopposed for the seat currently held by Leonard Coryea, who did not file. Delores Dalke is running unopposed for her 13th term as mayor.
Meanwhile, Florence has two contested council seats, Burns has five candidates for three...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 28 March 2007 01:01Hear from the candidates for the two biggest contested city races.Mayor of Marion
Why are you running for mayor?
As the current mayor I feel Marion is moving in a positive direction. We have new businesses in the community, businesses that have expanded, construction of the joint project with the school district, the improvement at the water plant, streets that have been improved and a positive attitude in the community to name a few of the pluses.
At the same time we have to continue to work for growth and improvement. I feel I can help in this area and would like to see the progress continue and projects completed.
How would you define the job description of mayor in...
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 21 March 2007 19:57As part of their livelihood, Dale and Loretta Snelling have operated the lake bait shop, and are often the first folks lake visitors meet. Dale’s retirement officially takes effect April 22.
Dale and Loretta Snelling will do more than retire in the usual sense of the word when they leave their home at Marion County Lake for a farm home near Wonsevu in April.
First, they’ll have an auction March 31 to sell years of accumulated possessions.
Dale has been park and lake superintendent at the county lake since 1964. That means 43 of their 46 years of marriage have been spent living at the lake in a job that usually has Dale up by 6 a.m. and many times out doing law enforcement duties around the water until 2 a.m.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 21 March 2007 19:50Peter Richert, a Kansas National Guard specialist from Hillsboro who was wounded by a roadside bomb Feb. 22 while serving in Iraq, will continue his recovery at San Antonio, Texas.
According to his father, Ed Richert, Peter was expected to be transferred sometime this week, perhaps by Wednesday, from Walter Reed Army Medical Medical Center in Washington, D.C., to Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston.
Ed Richert said doctors project that his son’s stay there could be up to six months, depending on the rate of his recovery and rehabilitation.
Richert’s injuries required the amputation of most of a leg. A fellow serviceman, Staff Sgt. David Berry of Wichita, who was riding in the same vehicle, was killed in the...
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