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Florence looking for solutions for costly purchases

Florence looking for solutions for costly purchases

Florence residents inquired about a dilapidated hot tub filled with trash on Fifth Street near the downtown area at the July 2 council meeting. The family who left the hot tub on the street said they expected the one-man operated garbage truck to remove it, which wasn't possible based on the size of the truck. As of late last week, […]

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Tempers flair at Florence meeting over water future

Tempers flair at Florence meeting over water future

Florence City Council member Trayce Warner looks at a map outlining the water mains and sewer lines within the city. Warner said the reason for the rate increases, which were approved by a majority, will help maintain the water plant and the repairs and replacement coming up for the mains and lines. Patty Decker. Chaos erupted at the June 18 […]

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Florence council battling water-supply challenges

Time is ticking away on a 99-year water lease that was ratified in 1920 between the city of Florence, and initially another family, who in 1960 sold to the DeForest family with the lease continuing at $500 annually. Due to expire in May 2019, the Florence City Council at its June 4 meeting decided as part of its negotiations with […]

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Florence aims to renovate its city library

Florence aims to renovate its city library

Joe Box holds his daughter, Kaylie Jo, as she delights in the Christmas tree Sunday during the Florence Public Library?s event featuring Santa Claus. Jo and wife Sharon have four other daughters. The library, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, also provided tours on recent renovations and invited everyone to a soup supper fundraiser and enjoy entertainment by Benny […]

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Three FFAers receive American degree during recent national convention

Three FFAers receive American degree during recent national convention

Courtesy photo<p>The three Marion-Florence FFA members who received their American FFA degree at the national convention in Louisville this past week are (from left) Aaron Molleker, Clint Kroupa and Nicholas Meyer. Three members of the Marion-Florence FFA Chap?ter received their American FFA degree at the 88th National FFA Convention Saturday, Oct. 31, in Louis?ville, Ky. The American FFA degree is […]

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New market adds life to Florence Main Street

New market adds life to Florence Main Street

The inside and outside look of the new Flint Hills Market & Bakery in Florence, located in the former opera house, which underwent an extreme makeover along Main Street. ?Even though the grocery part is a little more unknown to me, I am comfortable in the bakery and deli area,? says owner Jenny Lee. ?(The opera house) had so much […]

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Vintage competition returns for 78th Florence Labor Day weekend

Vintage competition returns for 78th Florence Labor Day weekend

VintageBaseballPitcher393 The 1860s baseball game and ice cream social Sunday evening was a popular part of the 78th annual Florence Labor Day celebration, Friday through Monday. Now in its fourth year, the game features teams reliving baseball lore from more than 150 years ago. The uniforms and rules are from the 1860s and concessions were served at ?turn-back-the-clock? prices. Following […]

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Florence prepares for big weekend

? 78th Labor Day event offers old and new fun. ?Restoring the Past to Preserve the Future,? is the theme for this year?s Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 5-7, in Florence. Now in its 78th year, the celebration will include traditional events and some new ones, said Trayce Warner, a member of the planning committee. ?Back again this year is the […]

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Getting fit in the pool

Getting fit in the pool

Aerobic swimming is a popular summer activity for a group of ladies at the Florence Municipal Pool. Edna Robinson, far right, leading the class, has about six women who attend. Trayce Warner of Florence said she has been attending the class for six years, but Williams and Robinson have been attending longer. Morgan is in her second year. If anyone […]

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Daily Life, June 24, 2015

Summer Morning Garden tour slated A Summer Morning Garden Tour, sponsored by Friends of Canton, is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 11, with five yards featured. The event is come-and-go. Maps and tickets are $3 and available at Three Sisters Tea & Treasures, 105 N. Main St., Canton. In addition to the tour, a guide will assist […]

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