County Wide News

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


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

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

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


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.

Florence insurance premium down by $2,000


Members of the Florence City Council were told at their March 5 meeting that the premium for the city insurance policy will be $2,000 less than it was a year ago.

The city agent, Bill Hend?ricks, presented the council with spreadsheets detailing current insurance coverage.

County continues effort to address salvage-yard complaints


The Marion County Commission Monday continued its push to clean up salvage yards, this time meeting with yard operator Danny King of Peabody and Zoning Director Bobbi Strait to see if King will be given a conditional-use permit to continue his business where it has been for years.

The commission focus on yards began with complaints that yard owners had vehicles parked on and spilling over onto county roads’ rights-of-way.