Holub asks to clarify dismissal comments

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN DON RATZLAFF
Dan Holub, chairman of the Marion County Board of Commissioners, contacted the Free Press last week to say his comments about being dismissed from his job were accurately reported by the newspaper but have been misinterpreted by some constituents.

At the end of the April 10 commission meeting, Holub said through a written statement that he had been given an ultimatum by his employer, Deer Trail Implement in Marion, to either resign as a commissioner or lose his job with the company.

According to Holub, some customers had threatened to take their business away from the company if Holub continued to to support zoning changes they considered anti-agriculture.

Holub said late last week that some constituents had inferred from his remarks that he was angry at Deer Trail.

“I am disappointed, but I am not mad at (Deer Trail),” Holub said. “They’ve got a lot of people to think of and I consider them very much a victim like I was. They were put between a rock and a hard place.”

Holub said he had no beef with the newspaper.

“I take the responsibility for having to make the clarification,” he said. “My statement was reported accurately. It’s just that I wasn’t quite as clear as I thought I was.”

Contacted Monday, management at Deer Trail Implement have declined to respond to Holub’s statements.

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