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Cadet Girl Scouts Mikelly Soyez, front, and Hannah Stubenhofer-May are all smiles before the start of an awards ceremony Monday at the Historic Elgin Hotel. The pair earned community service silver awards for youth softball and baseball clinics they organized and conducted in May for Marion players and coaches.
Union Pacific employees worked Thursday to dismantle the rugged railroad crossing on W. Main St. so that a prefabricated section of rails and ties could be pushed into place and the crossing reconstructed. Detoured traffic from US-56 during construction of a roundabout contributed to deterioration of the crossing, and local drivers had hoped for a quick fix when the detour ended last September.
Lindsborg Kiwanis member Keith Kandt, left, talks to Marion mayor Todd Heitschmidt at a Kiwanis meeting Tuesday at Cazadores restaurant in Marion. Four Lindsborg Kiwanis members, including Kandt, joined 20 members of Marion Kiwanis for an interclub meeting.
Marion County times for discharging fireworks are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. today through Friday, and 8 a.m. to midnight Saturday through Monday. Fireworks may be discharged outside city limits, on private property, and at Marion County Lake (not the reservoir). Individual cities have their own separate schedules for fireworks, and can be found in the explore section.