Category: County Wide News

Break-in at Dale’s suggests little was taken

Dale Franz, owner of Dale’s Supermarket, 108 W. Grand Ave. in Hillsboro, was surprised to learn that one or more individuals broke into his store sometime after closing Saturday or early Sunday morning. “We didn’t even notice it this morning until one of the ladies went in to use the dressing room,” he said. Hillsboro Police Chief Dan Kinning said […]

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Man who stole pickup on Christmas arrested

A man who authorities believe stole a pickup and trailer along with personal property from a rural residence in Marion County on Christmas Day was arrested in Kingman, Ariz., last week after a five-hour standoff. The pickup taken from Marion County was recovered Feb. 8 near Chloride, Ariz., according to Marion County Sheriff Robert Craft. Craft said Allen Dean Washburn, […]

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Republicans to elect new commissioner

The Marion County Republican Central Committee chairman Todd Heitschmidt has called a convention of the precinct committeemen and women from Marion County Commissioner District 1 to elect the replacement of Lori Lalouette whose resignation March 20. The convention will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Scout House in Hills­boro. Individuals interested in the position are re­quest­ed, but […]

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New radios, solid waste fee increase addressed by county

The Free Press Marion County commissioners continued their discussion of upgrades to the 800 MHz radios, considered an increase in the solid waste assessment fee and spoke with a Lincolnville resident about a clean-up effort during its Jan. 31 payday meeting. Sheriff Rob Craft asked commissioners when they wanted to have an informational meeting with other public agencies regarding the […]

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4-H News (February 8, 2017)

• The Tampa Triple T’s monthly meeting was Jan. 8. Eleven members, seven parents and two leaders were present. Roll call was “What was your favorite Christmas present received?” Christmas thank-you cards were read, and the club discussed hosting bingo nights as a community project. Club day was Feb. 4 at Chisholm Trail Middle School in Newton. Song leaders Clara […]

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Republicans to elect new commissioner

The Marion County Republican Central Committee chairman Todd Heitschmidt has called a convention of the precinct committeemen and women from Marion County Commissioner District 1 to elect the replacement of Lori Lalouette who resigned March 20. The convention will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Scout House in Hills­boro. Individuals interested in the position are re­quest­ed, but […]

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Contract company asks Marion to forgive $9,000 in liquidated damages

The Marion City Council received a request from Tri­nium Inc., the contract com­pany for the East Park pro­ject, asking that $9,000 in liquidated damages be forgiven at the Jan. 16 meeting. City Administrator Roger Holter said Trinium officials failed to sign their final two pay estimates, which would allow the city to close out the project. “We are up against […]

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Holub encountered his share of difficult issues as commissioner

Holub encountered his share of difficult issues as commissioner

“An elected official should pay attention to what people are saying. Someone doesn’t have to look for problems; they will come to them. And don’t let the job wear you down.” For 12 years, Dan Holub of rural Marion served as the Marion County commissioner in the 2nd District, but in the Nov. 8 election he was defeated by challenger […]

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Goessel reviews grant options for water projects

The Goessel City Council talked during its Jan. 9 meeting with Jesse Sullivan, project engineer for BG Consul­t­ants in Hutchinson, about water issues. Sullivan had attended the December meeting to present his findings from his preliminary study. His information could be useful for a water system grant. Sullivan suggested it would be good to upgrade all the waterlines to six […]

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Adams feated for 30 years of service at CG&S

Adams feated for 30 years of service at CG&S

Brad Bartel (left) of Emprise Bank congratulates Lyman Adams for his 30 years as general manager of Cooperative Grain and Supply. CG&S hosted a retirement open house in Adams’ honor on Friday, Jan. 6, at the company headquarters on North Main.

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