Category: County Wide News

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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If it?s spring, it?s time keep an eye on the Kansas skies
If it?s spring, it?s time keep an eye on the Kansas skies

If it?s spring, it?s time keep an eye on the Kansas skies

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The City of Hillsboro has four designated storm shelters in times of emergency. On the Tabor College, campus six places have been designated. Do you know the location of the shelter nearest to your residence?

Marion County has yet to be visited by tornadoes as the 2007 severe-storm season begins, but a flurry of twisters along the Kansas-Colorado border last week is a reminder that the time already is ripe for tornadoes and other forms of severe weather.

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Commissioners temporarily lower payments for Northview program

The Marion County Commission met Friday, March 30, in a payday meeting.

Its decision to take out the operational payment for Northview Development Corp. reduced the total pay-out figure from $771,537 to $756,662.

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Marion leaders express impatience about delays in spec-building job

The Marion City Council?in a special called meeting Monday?berated Mel Flaming, its contractor, for not being on schedule with the construction of a city-funded spec building in Batt Industrial Park.

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Another Marionite wins lottery payoff
Another Marionite wins lottery payoff

Another Marionite wins lottery payoff

penwell, echo $20k bonus crossword.jpg Courtesy photo Echo Penwell holds her $20,000 Kansas Lottery check. She had heard about other Kansas Lottery players winning thousands of dollars on $2 scratch tickets, so she thought she?d give it a try herself. Echo Penwell of Marion was hoping to echo their success. ?I usually play $1 tickets, not $2 tickets, but a […]

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Florence Council considering purchase of city land by Christian Church

At the March 19 meeting of the Florence City Council, Ron Savage and Rodney Morgan presented a survey report for the Christian Church showing the church parking lot is currently owned by the city. The church would like to purchase the 40-foot parking lot, which is the city?s right-of-way. The council will look into which utilities could be affected by […]

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Goessel council to offer dog clinic in early June

The Goessel City Council agreed at its March 19 meeting to host a dog clinic,

?We do it every other year,? City Clerk Anita Goertzen told the council.

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