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Hillsboro council approves sewer bid

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil, during its Dec. 19 meeting, accepted a bid of $99,300 submitted by Nowak Con­struction of Goddard to install the sewer line in the housing subdivision being developed by Russell Groves on the north side of town. Darin Neufeld, city engineer with EBH & Associ­ates, said the recent bid solicitation generated significantly lower bids than were originally […]

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County roads under review

County roads under review

Members of the fact-finding committee nearly filled the county commission meeting room Monday. Chair Linda Peters (red jacket) said the group identified communication and road maintenance as key is Nearly every topic of discussion at Mon­­day’s Marion County Commission meeting dealt with roads, ranging from trucks hauling gravel and causing excessive dust to a maintenance agreement involving a wind farm. […]

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Montgomery Gentry to headline annual Chingawassa concert

Montgomery Gentry to headline annual Chingawassa concert

Montgomery Gentry is one of the biggest acts that has been recruited to the Marion summer celebration, according to Clayton Garnica, Chingawassa chairman. Even though winter is just around the corner, Chingawassa Days 2018 is heating up following the announcement that Montgomery Gentry is the headline act. Clayton Garnica, Chingawassa Committee chairman, said their board believes this show is one […]

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Teen candidates seek the support of their peers

Teen candidates seek the support of their peers

>Jack Burgeson (left) explains the issues that prompted him to run for governor as a 17-year-old junior at the Independent School in Wichita. His running mate and classmate, Alexander Cline, said he wants to pursue economics when he goes to college. With some 20 candidates already declaring to run for th position of Kansas governor in 2018, it’s not surprising […]

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Kelly enters 2018 governor’s race

A crowded field of candidates running for governor in Kansas gained its first woman Friday with the entry of state Sen. Laura Kelly. Kelly, 67, who has represented a Topeka district in the Kansas Senate since 2005, has been an outspoken critic of Gov. Sam Brownback. As the top Democrat on the Senate’s budget-writing committee, Kelly has been particularly critical […]

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Hillsboro council handles routine business at meeting

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil took care of routine business at an abbreviated Dec. 5 meeting. The council too the following actions: • authorized the payment of $123,946 for work completed to replace B Street between Lincoln and Jefferson streets. The project was completed by Hett Construction in “plenty of time” to give access to the new fine arts building at […]

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NOW OPEN FOR EDIFICATION

NOW OPEN FOR EDIFICATION

President Jules Glanzer reviews the long history of wanting a new auditorium on campus. He also spoke of the challenge of raising adequate funds, and thanked the many donors who contributed. “Together with God’s help, we did it,” he said in closing. A near-capacity crowd filled almost all of the 829 available seats in the new Herbert C. Richert Auditor­ium […]

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Commissioners discuss arrangement with engineering firm

Marion County commissioners discussed their road-maintenance agreement with Kirkham Michael Engineering representatives involving Trade­wind Energy at the Dec. 4 meeting. Nick Coil with Trade­wind Energy, Jesse Hamm, county road and bridge superintendent, and Emma Tajchman, planning and zoning director, were also present during the talks. Yost said: “The county selected us to have a full-time person onsite during the wind […]

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Santa Claus sighting in Hillsboro

Santa Claus sighting in Hillsboro

Declan Rector, 2, sits in the place of honor during a visit from Santa Claus on Saturday morning at the Et Cetera Shop on North Main Street. The two paired up during the Hillsboro Downhome Christmas event in the downtown business district.

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County, city of Marion review building options for new transfer station

The Marion County Board of Commissioners and the Marion City Council met Monday night to review building options available for a new transfer station, and gathering facts from each other to decide the best option overall. City Administrator Roger Holter said the city has lots available behind the county transfer station, 320 W. Santa Fe, Marion. Commissioner Dianne Novak said […]

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