County will look much different with 500 wind turbines

After a weekend of nostalgia and fun at The Wheat/Threshing Days in Goessel, America, and the week before at The Marion County Fair, I would like to thank everyone who helped make those events a success.
The view from these two rural events would look much different with 500’ wind turbines surrounding our communities.
As of late, several letters have come across our kitchen table with the date of “2016”.
The most telling as it pertains to The Marion County Wind Power Watch Group is, “Are you aware that in 2016 Marion County Commissioners changed (with 2 sentences) the WECS (Wind Energy Conservation S) overlay from around the Peabody & Florence area to include ALL OF UNINCORPORATED MARION COUNTY.”
Thus, opening the doors to many wind companies further to encroach on our county. This is just some of the information we gain from our Informational Meetings on the first Monday of each month. Find out details at website: or email
Just a fellow neighbor,

Cheryl Marsh

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