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Written by Dave Ranney Tuesday, 24 August 2010 16:24A little more than four months ago, a Prairie Village policeman shot and killed a 47-year-old woman who a split second earlier had thrown a butcher knife at him.
Prairie Village Police Chief Wes Jordan said Susan Stuckey was mentally ill, noting that officers had been called to her apartment eight times that month.
She was barricaded in her apartment when police arrived and they spent two hours trying to calm her, Jordan said. They entered after she threatened to kill herself by setting the apartment ablaze.
“The officer did everything he could to protect her,” Jordan said. “This has been tough on him. It’s been tough on us. I can only imagine what her family is going through.”
The shooting coincided with legislators...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 24 August 2010 16:24The Hillsboro Police Department has a new method of drawing the community together to help officials find missing persons.
Police Chief Dan Kinning said Monday that his office formalized an agreement with the “A Child Missing Alert Program.”
According to Kinning, this free service will involve Hillsboro citizens interested in assisting police locate missing children, elderly people, college students or someone who may be mentally or physically challenged or disabled.
Anyone who has a landline telephone or who gives permission to contact their cellular phone can participate.
When police receive word of a missing person, the first call they will make is to the national headquarters of the “A Child Missing Alert Program” in Fort...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 24 August 2010 16:17
As students returned to classes in Marion County, it might be difficult for them to visualize the first day at a one-room school house, but for Rex Siebert, it was a place full of memories.
Siebert, 89, attended Morning Star School from first through eighth grades—just as his father before and his sons after him.
“My dad (Lloyd) went to school there and my grandmother (Angeline Siebert) was the Sunday school teacher there,” he said.
“Back in those days, people didn’t travel further than they had to.”
Although Marion County was founded in the 1860s, Siebert wasn’t sure when Morning Star School first opened or when it closed its doors for the last time.
Anita (Hett) Brookens of Marion was also a student...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 27 July 2010 16:31On the premise of getting additional bids, the Hillsboro City Council delayed action at its July 20 meeting on making roof repairs at the city-owned former AMPI?building.
City Administrator Larry Paine reported that the roof is leaking in two places within the building that have been leased to Golden Heritage Foods for the storage of honey drums.
At Paine’s request, city building inspector Ben Steketee had solicited a bid from Wray Roofing, Newton, for completing the repairs. The bid for both areas totaled $49,694.
Paine estimated the payback on that investment, based on the rent GHF currently pays, to be 81?4 years.
“Our options are to make the needed repairs or tell Golden Heritage Foods they need to find other rental space,”...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 29 June 2010 17:00Lori Heerey, born and raised in Marion County, is the new owner of Heerey Real Estate in Marion, formerly Kannady & Associates Real Estate.
She said she bought the business from Charles Kannady six months ago, but finalized the transaction this month.
“Charles agreed to stay until June 30,” she said, making the transition as smooth as possible.
Prior to purchasing the agency, Heerey worked part-time for Kannady beginning in 1994.
What makes the ownership change even more special to both Kannady and Heerey is the similarities in their career paths.
They both started as teachers and both ended up in real estate and at the same company.
Heerey was one of Kannady’s students when he taught middle school science.
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