Post Tagged with: "plan"

County commissioners could see new EMT plan in two weeks

Terry David, an ambulance service consultant who also is director of the Rice County Medical Services at Lyons, told the Marion County Commission Mon?day that he will make recommendations for a renovated county ambulance service in two weeks. Outside of public session, David said a reorganization of Emergency Medical Services could include paid workers in addition to the EMS director […]

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County road plan to address multiple issues

County road plan to address multiple issues

? ?Mudders,? overloaded farm trucks, farmers cultivating into road ditches motivate response. This dirt road north of Hillsboro shows the residual damage caused by ?mudders? following rain that fell almost two weeks ago. Randy Crawford, the county?s road and bridge director, is asking the public to call the sheriff?s office when they observe ongoing abuse to see if more violators […]

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Commissioners favor plan for roads

The Marion County Board of Commissioners Monday gave tentative approval to a plan developed by Road and Bridge Director Randy Crawford to widen dirt and gravels roads up to two miles at a time to originally planned widths. Crawford often has spoken about how county dirt and gravel roads over a century of use have gradually narrowed from Kansas legally […]

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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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We need longterm roads plan

The condition of our county?s roads are steadily deteriorating by the year. There is no easy solution that would quickly improve their condition. This is a result of longterm neglect and perhaps not having the political will to designate a portion of the budget to focus on a longterm plan for improvement. In a nutshell, the nature of most taxpayers […]

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Acceptable tax plan challenging to find

The Legislature is back at work after the Memorial Day weekend. Even though it was a wet weekend, Memorial Day is a special day of remembrance. The Legislature is making some progress at this point. The budget details are being refined but tax proposals are slow in coming. As the session gets late, especially as we approach the first of […]

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Towns plan Memorial Day events

? Events begin Friday and climax Monday. Veterans groups in Marion County will pause Monday to remember active-duty service men and women who died while serving their country, and the public is welcome to attend. Ceremonies are planned in Hillsboro, Marion, Florence, Peabody, Pilsen, Lincolnville and other nearly locations. Hillsboro This year’s keynote speaker at the Memorial Day ceremony in […]

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Budget plan moving slowly forward?

Things are finally starting to move on the budget and tax plans. Although the budget is primarily in a holding pattern, talks about taxes are front and center as the budget shortfall issues are addressed. The Appropriations committees met early in the week, mainly to review what is on the table and to get an update on the current budget […]

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Goessel school board hears of bike tour plan

The Goessel school board heard during its May 11 meeting about plans for the Bike Across Kansas group that will spend the night in Goessel June 10. Superintendent John Fast is on the 20-member BAK steering committee. ?This is a really big event,? Fast said. Nine hundred people are expected to participate, representing 36 states and two countries. Fast has […]

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Hillsboro adopts street-seal plan, including Main

The Hillsboro City Coun?cil approved during its May 5 meeting a street-seal plan for 2015 that will include all of Main Street and several street sections in various parts of town. Circle C Paving of God?dard submitted the low bid of $116,500 among three competing companies. In addition to Main Street, the plan includes: ? one block of Grand Avenue […]

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