Post Tagged with: "Marion County Commision"

County votes to purchase Straub facility

Marion County commissioners agreed to purchasing the former Straub International building and grounds for $325,000 during its meeting Monday. Commissioner Dan Holub said the commission negotiated with Ron Straub, president of Straub International, based in Great Bend. “We toured the building and made an offer,” Holub said. “Straub rejected it and made a counter offer and then we made the […]

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Commissioners approve revised eco-devo charter

The Marion County Commission voted unanimously Nov. 30 to accept a revised economic development charter presented by Chris Hernandez, speaking on behalf of the task force. Commission chairman Randy Dallke said the verbiage in the original document “was hard to un­­der­­stand.” “We wanted plain talk,” he said. “I think this revised charter will be good for the county, and the […]

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Commissioners approve employee wellness program

Marion County Commissioners at their meeting Oct. 24 approved a wellness pilot pro­­­gram for employees that will begin in January and be revisited six months after its implementation. The proposal, presented by Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator of Department on Aging, Diedre Serene, administrator of the health department, and Renae Riedy, extension agent, will include lunch and a guest speaker talking about […]

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County hires new planning and zoning director

Emma Tajchman of Marion was announced as the new county planning and zoning director at the regular commission meeting Monday. Tajchman succeeds Ton­ya Richards, who resigned. Commission Chair Randy Dallke said Tajchman, who has been working as an insurance agent, will assume her duties after filling dates already set for her children’s activities. She is already, and has had previous […]

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Commissioners asked to crack down on careless fire burners

Something?s got to change, according to volunteer Marion County fire chiefs after about 70 fires were called in to departments during the first seven days of April. The fire chiefs asked the Marion County Board of Commissioners Monday to enforce rules that could include up to a month in jail and a $500 fine for ranchers who purposely light native-grass […]

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Debesis named director for county EMS

Emergency Medical Services Interim Director Ed Debesis was named EMS director Monday by the Marion County Commis?sion following a 15-minute executive session. County Commission Chairman Randy Dallke said Debesis has accepted an annual salary of $65,000 plus $2,500 one-time moving allowance. Debesis has been attempting to upgrade and coordinate the county?s services located in diverse communities. Ted David, an EMS […]

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