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Koda the cat peers out of her "catio" Friday as Buttons, her feline cohort, nuzzles their owner, Kimberly Young (middle), while Young's fiance, Josh Hauck (left), and son, Nathan, smile in front of their Marion home.
Bolts of lightning about three miles distant form an argent archway for a car on an illuminated stretch of US-56 approaching Marion from the west during storms that swept through the county overnight Thursday.
An orange butterfly uses a verdant sunflower leaf as a landing strip Monday in Marion. The butterfly gave no explanation about where it was going or what its business was. It merely fluttered off in a hurry, vaguely in the direction of an apple tree, where other butterflies trembled on the breeze.
Barb Klein answers the phone at her desk in Western Associates in Marion.