Heartland group to stay organized

The Preserve the Heartland coordinating board met Sunday, Oct. 2, at the home of Eileen Sieger and agreed to stay organized but on an inactive status.

The organization?s current funds will be retained.

The board will meet again in 2014 unless conditions warrant a meeting at an earlier date.

The group?s organizational meeting was April 19, 1990, when Fort Riley was planning an expansion of 100,000 acres in the area. Preserve the Heartland strongly opposed this action.

At a meeting March 2, 1992, the Pentagon informed the organization that Fort Riley would not pursue the land expansion. The group then became inactive.

The board has met in 1998, 2001, 2004 and 2008.

Should land expansion be proposed by Fort Riley, Preserve the Heartland would become active again, according to Sieger.

Joining Sieger on the board are Nancy Hite, Jack Methvin, Marcus Carlson, Mark Wilcox, Phil Smith and Jackie Hett.

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