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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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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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Commissioners say ?do it right? when it comes to road rebuild

?The most important thing is to do the job right,? Marion County Commis?sion Chairman Dan Holub said at the Thursday payday meeting. He was referring to the road and bridge department applying large gravel to rebuild washed out bases on county roads. Road and Bridge Director Randy Crawford said the costs keep climbing to rebuild and maintain roads. It is […]

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Commissioners hopeful for funding of new bridge

Road and Bridge Direc?tor Randy Crawford told the Marion County Commis?sion Monday, that there?s a possibility the county could get its 20 percent share of $238,000 to build a new bridge on Alfalfa Road east of Florence from federal exchange funds. Otherwise, the county will have to add its share to next year?s budget to meet the state?s $1 million […]

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A few bumps on the road to progress

A few bumps on the road to progress

The 12 middle school participants in the second annual Hillsboro Youth Adventure shared a pizza meal with Hillsboro Mayor Delores Dalke. ?I think it was fun for everybody, but I think they also learned a whole lot about the city and what makes it work,? Dalke said of the all-day event. Free Press file photo Mayor Delores Dalke acknowledges that […]

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