Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 04 April 2007 02:20In homes or small buildings. Go to the basement or cellar (if available) or to an interior room on the lowest floor, such as a closet or bathroom. Upper floors are unsafe. If there is no time to descend, go to a closet, a small room with strong walls, or an inside hallway. Wrap yourself in overcoats or blankets to protect yourself from flying debris. In schools, hospitals, factories or shopping centers. Go to interior rooms and halls on the lowest floor. Stay away from glass-enclosed places...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 28 March 2007 05:58Kansas House of Representatives Speaker Pro Tem Don Dahl (R-Hillsboro)released a letter Friday that was sent to Attorney General PaulMorrison earlier this week.
The letter asked the attorney general to act to ensure chargesfiled by previous Attorney General Phill Kline against physician GeorgeTiller are heard by a jury.
“Members of the Kansas Legislature have been inundated with telephonecalls, petitions, letters and e-mails from Kansans across the state,asking that we direct the attorney general to proceed with the criminalcase against Dr. Tiller,” Dahl said.
“I am very disappointed in the lack of action by the state’s chieflaw enforcement officer regarding the issues addressed in our letter.”
Dahl stated that two district...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 28 March 2007 01:14
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...
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