Category: County Wide News

Goessel council hears offer to mow lawn

City Clerk Anita Goertzen informed the Goessel City Council at its May 21 meeting that resident Jimmy McGuire and his son had offered to mow the Cedar Street cemetery, across the street from the city building.

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Marion council moves on street projects

The Marion City Council Monday approved proceeding with development of a contract with the engineering firm of Kirkham-Michael that could begin somewhere close to a million dollars of street construction.

The projects probably will include Eisenhower, North Cedar and petitioned-for projects, perhaps three of them.

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Wedding-dress exhibit opens at Mennonite Heritage Museum

A new exhibit at the Menno?nite Heritage Museum in Goessel features wedding dresses. Eight dresses are displayed, the oldest worn in 1900 and the ?newest? in 1956.

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Commissioners consider forming public building commission

The Marion County Commis?sion Monday spoke by tele-conference with bond represen?t?atives, while examining papers the same consultants sent for creating a county public-building commission to build a jail.

Commissioners estimated the jail, or community corrections center, would be built after perhaps winning public approval to finance bonds in the general election of November 2008. Law Kingdon Inc. of Wichita is working on plans for a facility.

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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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