Wanderers towed from county

A notable visitor to Marion County has left.

Receiving a tow of his 5,000 pound cart full of his belongings from a local resident, homeless political activist Roy Gleiter and his traveling partner Debra Cowden have advanced from U.S. Highway 77 south of Florence to the McPherson County line on U.S. Highway 56.

As of Sunday, Gleiter and Cowden were camped off 56, approximately 100 yards north on Meridian Road.

As reported in the July 7 edition of the Hillsboro Free Press, Gleiter is passing through Kansas on a national ?tour? hoping to advocate change in American politics.

He is headed to Salina en route to Washington state.

Gleiter said Marion County has been one of his favorite areas to pass through, mostly because of the lack of attention from law enforcement.

He said he didn?t speak to one officer during the few weeks he spent camped out south of Florence.

When told a call to the Marion County Sheriff?s office was how he was located by the Free Press, Gleiter praised the department, saying they were able to get the information they needed without unnecessary harassment.

Gleiter plans on moving toward McPherson this week, if there is a break from the three-digit temperatures.

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