Category: County Wide News

Riesen grateful for long path to Eagle Scout rank
Riesen grateful for long path to Eagle Scout rank

Riesen grateful for long path to Eagle Scout rank

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Travis Riesen: ?As a young child, it?s more of an organization that does a lot of fun activities,? he added. ?But when you?re older you see how all of these activities really help you.?Don ratzlaff / Free Press. Click image to enlarge

 

Travis Riesen experienced two graduation ceremonies of sorts this weekend.

On Sunday he walked across the stage in Brown Gymnasium to receive his diploma as a Hillsboro High School graduate.

A day earlier, during a smaller but equally festive gathering at Trinity Mennonite Church, Riesen received his formal ?diploma? as an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts organization.

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Bond election meeting set for Durham

The USD 410 Board of Education has established an additional informational meeting for the public prior to the June 5 $6.625 million bond election. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, in the senior center in Durham. The meeting is expected to last about an hour.

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County concerned about impact of high gas prices on budget

The Marion County Commis?sion was only five minutes into a budget cycle discussion Monday when Commissioner Bob Hein brought up that it?s going to be ?hard to figure? fuel expenses in the foreseeable future, especially for the road and bridge department.

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Digging for a gym and pool
Digging for a gym and pool

Digging for a gym and pool

USD408GroundbreakBd1571.jpg Click image to enlarge. With a backdrop of excited elementary school students looking on, members of the Unified School District 408 Board of Education broke ground Thursday morning for the new gymnasium and indoor swimming it will construct as part of a larger, $8 million building program. Hutton Construction of Wichita is the general contractor. Pictured from left are […]

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Council reappoints Mayfield

The Marion City Council reappointed David Mayfield as city manager and Dean Keyes as interim police chief by two consecutive votes of 4-1, with Councilor Bill Holdeman voting ?no? both times.

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Grant brings books to salons

A $100 grant awarded to the Sunflower Reading Council provided money for Marion County teachers to purchase children?s books for beauty salons in Marion, Hillsboro and Newton.

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Move to dismiss Marion city administrator stalls for now

After a 45-minute executive session and taking questions from the crowd gathered, Marion Mayor Mary Olson made a motion at a Monday special meeting to dismiss City Administrator David Mayfield.

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County gives Huffman a bump in title and pay

Marion County commissioner appointed Teresa Huffman as economic development director for Marion County Monday.

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County looking to new firm for less expensive justice center

The Marion County Commis?sion Monday asked a Wichita company, Law Kingdon Inc., to come up with a proposal for next Monday?s meeting that, by an architect?s estimate, might result in a 72-bed, $8.5 million community correction center.

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Marion council leaves city administrator reappointment in limbo

After an unusually long four-hour meeting that ended with more than an hour of executive session for personnel, the Marion City Council Monday voted on two 5-0 votes to delay action on reappointing City Administrator David Mayfield to office, and to accept the resignation in two weeks of Police Chief Michel Soyez.

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