Category: County Wide News

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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County contributes money toward lake restoration drive

More than 20 persons left the Marion City Council meeting Monday after protesters succeeded in persuading the council to research alternatives to allowing semi-truck parking in the Jex Addition.

City Attorney Dan Baldwin recommended that any new location should be discussed for potential conflicts by planning and zoning.County contributes money toward lake restoration drive

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Marion patrons plead for alternative plan for truck parking

More than 20 persons left the Marion City Council meeting Monday after protesters succeeded in persuading the council to research alternatives to allowing semi-truck parking in the Jex Addition.

City Attorney Dan Baldwin recommended that any new location should be discussed for potential conflicts by planning and zoning.

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Sebelius urges wildfire safetyTo make Kansas citizens more aware of the dangers of wildfire, Gov. Ka

To make Kansas citizens more aware of the dangers of wildfire, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius proclaimed March 26-30 as Wildfire Prevention Week. <p>The partners promoting the week-long event are the Kansas Forest Service, Office of the Kansas State Fire Marshall, Kansas Division of Emergency Management, Kansas Citizen Corps, Hutchinson Community College Fire Science program, Kansas State University Research and Extension, U.S. […]

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Marion friends will share $20,000 lottery prize
Marion friends will share $20,000 lottery prize

Marion friends will share $20,000 lottery prize

It happens at least four days a week, sometimes more. At 3 p.m. sharp,
Robert Schmidt and Ralph Kreutziger meet at the Ampride coffee shop in
Marion to drink coffee, ?tell lies,? and play a single lottery
ticket.

?It?s almost always a $2 bonus crossword,? Schmidt said.

?Costs us $1 apiece,? Kreut?ziger added.

 

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County votes never to change regs for mobile homes at lake

The Marion County Commis?sion Monday reassured renters of mobile home and camper lots at Marion County Lake by voting unanimously never to change use or zoning requirements on trailers moved there.

The only restrictions the commissioners said they would make would be for public safety and insurance requirements. Commissioner Bob Hein noted it would have to be a home in ?pretty bad shape? not to be insured somewhere.

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Lincolnville firefighters benefit from ?live-burn? trailer
Lincolnville firefighters benefit from ?live-burn? trailer

Lincolnville firefighters benefit from ?live-burn? trailer

The Kansas Fire and Rescue Training Institute provided a specially designed propane-fueled burn trailer. Firefighters wore bunker gear and air packs into the burn simulator, which reached temperatures that exceeded 500 degrees.

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