Category: County Wide News

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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Goessel council pitches in for business fair

The Goessel City Council agreed at its April 16 to designate $300 to help support the Home and Business Fair scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 5 at the Goessel Grade School.

Thirty businesses will be represented.

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Dancers featured at Florence Spring Fling
Dancers featured at Florence Spring Fling

Dancers featured at Florence Spring Fling

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Dancers from Corry Academy of Irish Dancers will perform at Saturday?s Spring Fling in Florence. Click photo to enlarge.

Florence is planning its annual Spring Fling for Satur?day, April 28, at the Florence Gym.

The event is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. with carnival games for kids, followed by performance by the award-winning Corry Academy of Irish Dancers from Andover at 4:30 p.m. The group will perform an hour of Irish dances.

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New mayor and council member sworn at Florence

New mayor Greg Winn and council member Trayce Warner were sworn in at the April 16 meeting of the Florence City Council.

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Letters could bring federal money for lake enhancement

Warren Kreutziger would like to see the same Marion County citizens who either supported or struggled against casino gambling last year show the same kind of energy in writing to Sen. Pat Roberts about expanding Cottonwood Point at Marion Reservoir.

If they would just do that, he said, this county would end up with a project of more guaranteed positive economic impact here in a shorter time than compared to almost any other project that could be done.

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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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