Post Tagged with: "Don Ratzlaff"

Losing a pillar at the Free Press

This entire column will be about my former partner and good friend Don Ratzlaff. As of last week’s issue, he has moved on to other pastures. I am sure that Tabor College will be very happy with what Don brings to the table in their communications office. Just between you and me, 20 years is a very long time to […]

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It is a big deal

One doesn’t realize just how big the Kansas Track & Field State Cham­pionships has become until he or she arrives around mid-day Saturday and looks for a parking spot relatively close to Cessna Stadium at Wichita State University. Trust us, you won’t find one. With more than 3,300 athletes from all six classifications competing, you only can imagine how many […]

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Road to progress

If the road to success in Marion County was the road less traveled during 2015, it was only because the road and bridge department didn?t have enough gravel to make them passable. (So much for road and bridge humor.) Actually, 2015 brought a variety of positive developments to our part on the prairie, even if the path was occasionally rockier […]

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Worth asking again

This isn?t the first time we?ve asked this: In these challenging times, with complicated issues regarding budgeting, personnel and facility needs on the front burner of public attention, is the county-commission model of administration the best model for Marion County?s future? Is it time to consider a more professional model where elected officials set policy and the day-to-day machinery of […]

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A senior moment?

Senior Citizens of Marion County Inc. met for its 55th annual meeting Thursday at the Marion Senior Center. SCMCI has been instrumental in the creation and development of local senior centers as a strategy for meeting the needs of older friends and neighbors within a community. Marion County blazed that trail 55 years ago, and most of the nation has […]

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