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Council signals intent to remain with power pool

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil authorized Mayor Delores Dalke at its Jan. 10 special meeting to sign the city’s letter of intent to approve a new purchase-power agreement with the Kansas Power Pool for the next 20 years once it is needed. City Administrator Larry Paine, a member of the KPP executive committee, said the power pool is seeking to establish […]

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Lost Springs council talks about ice damage

Lost Springs City Council met for its Decem?ber meeting with Troy Madron Sr., Joyce Buckland-Rohloff, Frank Wirtz, Joe Zinn, Shelly Wirtz, John Zeiner and Jessica Moen?ning participating. Madron tested the storm siren at the scheduled time and it worked. TCT had no explanation why it didn?t work last month. Moen?ning reported that Dennis Moenning had cut down a damaged fir […]

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Marion council changes ?nuisance? procedures

The Marion City Council approved modifying the adopted city code regarding enforcement of nuisances during its Aug. 17 meeting. City Attorney Susan Robson said many letters recently were sent out regarding the nuisance code, but in doing so there are things the council might want to consider changing. ?The city code approved last year stated that violations would start with […]

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Council OKs charter change

? Move allows city to assist hospital project. The Hillsboro City Coun?cil has taken the next step in providing a bond issue for an estimated $1.5 million for the construction of a new facility for Hillsboro Community Hospital. Meeting in special session Aug. 11, the council approved changes affecting two charter ordinances relating to the city?s Public Build?ing Commission. The […]

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Marion council considering new method to clean waterlines

Marion council considering new method to clean waterlines

? ?Ice pigging,? popular in England, could be more cost-effective until lines replaced. This photo shows the build up of sediment inside a typical water line in Marion. The Marion City Council is considering a new, more cost-effective type of cleaning process called ?ice pigging.? Patty Decker / Free Press The Marion City Council learned about a new type of […]

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Council adopts hospital plan

? Despite opposition from local physician, city takes first step toward $1.275 million bond Despite strong opposition from a local physician and his spouse and former office manager, the Hillsboro City Council approved at its Aug. 4 meeting a development agreement with HMC/CAH Consolidated Inc. to support the construction of a new $11.4 million facility for Hills?boro Com?munity Hos?pital. The […]

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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 council sets holiday fireworks schedule

The Goessel City Council discussed a fireworks schedule during its June 15 meeting. The council decided fireworks will be allowed in the city as follows: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.,Thursday, July 2; from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m., Friday, July 3; 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, July 4; and to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 5. BAK report The council […]

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Marion council still reviewing recreation director position

No decisions were made at the June 8 Marion City Council meeting regarding the recreation director?s position held by Margo Yates. Until recently, the position received compensation from the city and USD 408-Marion. But, late in 2014, the school district planned to drop the funding from its budget, said City Administrator Roger Holter. ?(USD 408 Superintendent) Lee Leiker got with […]

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