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Local filing

deadline

is Jan. 26

The candidate filing deadline for city council seats in Burns, Hillsboro and Marion is at noon on Jan. 26. According to the Marion County Clerk?s office, John Wheeler, is the only person so far to toss his hat into the ring for a council position in the city of Marion. The two incumbents in Marion are Jerry Dieter and Melissa […]

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Hillsboro council defers forklift decision for third time

A seemingly routine decision to replace a worn-out forklift in the city?s water department was deferred for a third time during the Sept. 1 Hillsboro City Coun?cil meeting. The topic first surfaced Aug. 18, but was tabled after Councilor Shelby Dirks questioned why only one bid was on the table when city policy is to seek competitive bids. A week […]

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Marion council debates language of budget ordinance

by Patty Decker The Free Press The Marion City Council adopted an ordinance for budget year 2016 as required by state law at its Aug. 31 meeting, but one council member voted against it. Councilor Jerry Kline took issue with language in the ordinance that stated ?…it will be necessary to budget property tax revenues in an amount exceeding the […]

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Hillsboro opts to repair old water tower

Hillsboro opts to repair old water tower

The top two rings of Hillsboro?s small water tower will be replaced. Free Press file photo The Hillsboro City Coun?cil agreed at its Aug. 18 meeting that the best option among several costly ones is to replace the top two 6-foot-tall steel rings of the small water tower for an additional cost of $91,800. The council first heard about this […]

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New hospital poised for ?go?

New hospital poised for ?go?

? Hillsboro City Council to consider $1.5 million development agreement at Aug. 4 meeting The sign announcing the future arrival of the new Hillsboro Community Hospital has endured a lengthy vigil at the corner of U.S. Highway 56 and Industrial Road, the location of the proposed $11.4 million facility. If all goes according to plan, construction could begin as early […]

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Marion Council passes budget, no tax increase

After a seven-hour budget workshop last weekend, the Marion City Council at its July 20 meeting approved publication of its 2016 budget with no mill levy increase. Roger Holter, city administrator, said the challenge was in keeping the overall mill levy flat, which equated to a $27,000 reduction in what was presented by the department heads. ?We will get the […]

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Council discusses dangerous properties

The Hillsboro City Coun?cil agreed at its July 21 meeting to send certified letters of notice to the owners of four ?unsafe and dangerous? properties who have yet to comply with previous directives from the city to repair or remove those properties. City Attorney Josh Boehm reported that Ben Steketee, the city?s code-enforcement officer, reported he had not issued any […]

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Goessel City Council gets down and dirty with sewer, runoff issues

The Goessel City Council met on July 20 and discussed the need for a back-up motor for the lift station. Public Works Director Karen Dalke said she was called in at 1:30 a.m. one night because of a malfunction. She cautioned that there would be flooding ?if a motor would go down during heavy rain.? Mayor Dave Schrag agreed. ?If […]

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Water tower repair project expands

As is the case for many home-repair projects, the Hillsboro City Council was informed during its July 6 meeting that a previously undetected problem with the city?s ?little water tower? will require additional work and expense. The council accepted a change order from Maguire Iron Inc. of Sioux Falls, Iowa, to weld in place a 117-square-foot panel of quarter-inch steel […]

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Goessel preparing for state bicycle group

The Goessel City Council heard plans for the Bike Across Kansas group during its April 20 meeting. The riders will be in Goessel June 10 and will spend the afternoon and night in Goessel. They will be traveling from Sterling that day and will go on to Council Grove the next day. Denise Duerksen, who is on the BAK board, […]

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