Category: County Wide News

County buys property in Pilsen for equipment storage shed

The county commissioners? decision to buy property in Pilsen was among the agenda items at Monday?s meeting.

The commissioners announced their purchase, after an executive session with Road and Bridge Director Jim Herzet, of the Bob Vinduska Machine Shop property in Pilsen, which includes 2.5 acres, for $28,000.

The commissioners explained the property will be used as a distant storage shed and parking place for county equipment.

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Child-safety fears prompt alley stop sign

Hearing of two close calls involving child pedestrians, the Hillsboro City Council decided at a special meeting Wednesday to depart from its usual policy and place a stop sign at the end of an alley.

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Tabor?s Kostlevy accepted for NEH institute

Bill Kostlevy, professor of history and political science at Tabor College, has been accepted to a funded National Endow?ment for the Humanities two-week summer institute, ?The Continuing Significance of Tocqueville?s Democracy in America.?

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Penner joins firm as financial adviser

Marc Penner, Hillsboro, has joined Waddell & Reed as a financial adviser. Penner, who also owns Sorb Computers in Hillsboro, earned his bachelor?s degree from Tabor College and also graduated from New Horizons Computer Learning Center in Wichita. Penner will be working with Loren Funk of Hillsboro, a long-time adviser with Waddell & Reed. Penner can be reached at 629-382-6641.

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Despite snow, MCC sale receipts higher

Considering an unseasonable snowstorm on Friday evening, the 39th annual Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchin?son this weekend ended with $388,000 raised to benefit the worldwide relief work of Mennonite Central Committee.

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Challengers prevail in local races

Last Tuesday?s local election proved to be challenging for incumbents in two key area races.

In the Marion mayor?s race, challenger Mary Olson handily defeated incumbent Martin Tice, 348-172.

In
Hillsboro, challenger Shane Marler defeated incumbent Matt Hiebert,
110-83, in the race for an East Ward seat on the Hillsboro City Council.

In
uncontested races, Hills?boro Mayor Delores Dalke was elected to a 13th
term while Robert Watson was elected to the West Ward city council seat
vacated by Len Coryea.

In the USD 410 school board elections,
uncontested incumbents Debra Geis, Dale Klassen, Mark Rooker and Rod
Koons were reelected to another term in their respective positions.

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City leaders concerned about aquatic center timetable

With opening day less than two months away, members of the Hillsboro City Council expressed concern at their April 3 meeting about the tasks that still need to be accomplished in and around the new family aquatic center.<p>In his last meeting as a council member, Len Coryea expressed his disappointment that several maintenance issues were never addressed during the off season.

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SENIOR LIVING FOCUS-Spring brings Winter to Hillsboro Senior Center
SENIOR LIVING FOCUS-Spring brings Winter to Hillsboro Senior Center

SENIOR LIVING FOCUS-Spring brings Winter to Hillsboro Senior Center

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Karly Winter started working March 26 as the new director of the Hillsboro Senior Center, which daily serves the social, educational and nutritional needs of some 100 senior citizens at 212 N. Main.

Soon after the arrival of spring late last month, participants at the Hillsboro Senior Center enthusiastically welcomed the arrival of Winter.

Karly Winter started working Monday, March 26, as the new director of the center that daily serves the social, educational and nutritional needs of some 100 senior citizens at 212 N. Main.

?It?s kind of a ministry and a way to serve people and serve God,? she said of the role.

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New mayor brings new tone at Marion

There seemed to be a change in tone at the Marion City Council meeting Monday almost as soon as outgoing Mayor Martin Tice turned over the gavel to newly elected Mayor Mary Olson.

Olson easily tabled matters the council normally passes unchallenged.

For instance, when it came to reappointing City Administraor David Mayfield, City Clerk Angela Lange, Assistant City Clerk and City Treasurer Beck Makovec, Chief of Police Michel Soyez, Fire Chief Mike Regnier, City Attorney Dan Baldwin and Municipal Judge Bryson Mills, Olson called a 15-minute executive session for personnel.

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County to approach contractor for Sumner County jail

Following a visit to Sumner County?s new corrections center, Marion County Commissioner Dan Holub said Monday that prices were so much lower than Marion County?s considered $5 million to $9 million facility that everything needs to be reviewed.

As a result, Commission Chairman Randy Dallke requested that County Clerk Carol Maggard get the Wichita company responsible for the Sumner construction, Law Kingdom Inc., on the agenda for the April 23 commission meeting.

In the meantime, Dallke plans to make a personal visit to the company

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