Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 30 April 2008 08:24Trails issues given no clear voice in county
It comes as no surprise that trail issues in Marion and McPherson counties continues to be frustrating, confusing and volatile.
To begin with, the Central Kansas Conservancy is not a responsible party in the issues of trail development. CKC lacks leadership, the organization fails to build and sustain membership and it has never fully engaged the methods of trail development within its own organization, let alone humanizing county or community...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 17 February 2009 13:45FIVE YEARS AGO
n A two-week celebration marked the grand opening of the new Vogt’s Hometown Market facility in Hillsboro Heights. The Vogt family, in the grocery business in Hillsboro for 72 years, is in its fourth generation of store ownership and management.
n Mike Gardner, defensive coordinator of the Tabor College football team the past three years under head coach Tim McCarty, was promoted to the top position on Monday. McCarty will be the new head coach at East Oklahoma State University in Ada.
n Chuck McLinden, rural Marion, said his goal as the new president of the Marion County Fair Association, is to broaden fair participation from across the county. McLinden began his new role Jan. 1.
n The Florence City Council voted to...
Written by Joel Klaassen Tuesday, 20 October 2009 13:52I did something this past Saturday that I hadn’t done for probably 20 years or longer. And I didn’t plan to do it on purpose. It just turned out that way.
At the outset, I planned to watch a little of the Red River showdown between Texas and Oklahoma and then get busy again.
I settled into my recliner to catch a little of the big game and 12 hours later, I was still in my recliner watching football.
There were four straight games I was interested in and by evening time my eyes were burning and my thumb was sore from clicking the remote at all of the commercial breaks to flip to other games.
With K-State, I thought maybe they had the skill, but not the will—until Saturday. And if KU’s defense doesn’t get any better, and...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 03 November 2009 13:34In this challenging time, with complicated issues regarding budgeting, personnel and the jail issue all on the front burner of public attention, we once again raise the question: Is the county-commission model of administration the best model for Marion County’s future? Is it time to consider a more professional model where elected officials set policy and the day-to-day machinery of government is overseen by a full-time manager equipped to understand the complicated challenges of conducting public business in today’s sophisticated world?
This is not a criticism of the three men who currently serve as commissioners. Rather, we question a system that expects good-hearted but untrained, part-time overseers to manage the full-time...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 23 April 2008 01:31Coal plants still an issue in Legislature
Don Ratzlaff’s editoral last week lamented the use of “Going Green” as an advertising gimmick to sell SUVs. I too find the use of environmental concerns as a “sales hook” to be an unfortunate marketing tool.
While it is a good thing that any business constructing a new building use the latest energy saving materials and technologies, we should also pay attention to the products being sold out of the building.
Next week the legislature will return to Topeka to wrap up the 2008 legislative session. One of the main items of business will be the vote to overturn Gov. Sebelius’ veto of two bills that would reverse the Kansas Department of Health Environment decision to not...
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