Marysville City Council met Monday. The grant process for the KDOT Alternative Transportation Program was discussed, with the possibility of applying for a trail connection from Center Street north to Carolina Street. Consensus was to wait until a final decision on efforts by a local group to acquire and renovate the former Union Pacific Depot is determined. Negotiations with the railroad continue. Concerns were expressed with regard to outstanding city debt, and money already spent on the Seventh Street corridor improvements. A final walk through of the airport lighting project is planned November 5th. A letter from Karen Hughes was read. She expressed concerns with material stored outside the Landoll parts distribution facility at 1500 Center. With Landoll’s recent request for property tax relief for a new 70,000 square foot distribution center to be constructed at the North Street complex, she was seeking assurance that Landoll would consolidate the material and clean the site, which she declared is unsightly. The city is pursuing a possible tax sale to recover some $8,375 in taxes going back to 2010, as well as mowing fees for a property at 1100 North Eighth Street. There are reportedly three liens on the property. A request from Carla Grund to consider absentee voting by council members absent from meetings was denied.
About Bruce Dierking
Bruce Dierking owns and operates Dierking Communications, Inc. with stations KNDY/KNDY FM Marysville, KS since 1988, KQNK/KQNK FM Norton, KS since 1999, and KDNS FM/KZDY FM Glen Elder since 2008. A fifth generation native of Marshall County, and a 1980 graduate of Marysville High School, he began a broadcasting career working part time at the age of 14 for Herb and Ruby Hoeflicker at KNDY. After attending Colby, Kansas Community College, with a major in business and broadcasting, Dierking returned to his hometown covering sports and sales, now having served as the voice of the Marysville Bulldogs, as well as area teams for over 35 years. Active in various leadership roles, he has served as President with the Marysville Jaycees, President of the Kansas Jaycees, and National Vice President with the US Jr Chamber of Commerce. He has been a board member, and past President of the Marysville Chamber of Commerce, served many years as Vice President of Marshall County Development Corporation, served 8 years on the Kansas Association of Broadcasters including Secretary/Treasurer, Chair Elect, and Chairman of the board. He has twice served terms on the Good Shepherd Lutheran School Board serving as President, and held several leadership roles with Mt Calvary Lutheran Church, serving as congregation Chairman. He, his wife Lesa, and daughter Allison are active in many community activities, contributing to, providing publicity for, and volunteering. He is currently active with the Marysville Historic Depot restoration project, serving as Vice President. A mentor to many in the broadcasting industry, Dierking continues an active role in station operations, on the air with the morning show each day, traveling many nights to cover ballgames, and present covering local events for news broadcasts. He is passionate about his community, and the rural midwest. An active historian, genealogy, community development, Kansas and architectural history are among interests. Dierking enjoys travel, having visited nearly every state, and several foreign countries. He is a fan of music, and enjoys reading.
February 27, 2015