Noreen Weems is retiring this month from her position as director of the Marion County Department for Elderly. Weems has served almost 27 years in the position. Prior to that, she served seven years as director of Marion County Emergency Preparedness.
The Marion trio of Bill Lundy, Aaron Hett, and Nicholas Hett won the April 28 American Legion Golf Tournament held at Marion Country Club.
Judy Christensen, president of Marion Lions Club, was presented the Melvin Jones Fellow award at Thursday’s meeting of the local club. Jones is the founder of Lions Clubs International.
Former Marion High School standout basketball player Jared Hett has signed a letter of intent to play at Tabor College next fall. Hett will transfer from Emporia State University and will be a junior when he begins play with the Bluejays. He is the son of Gary and Jo Hett of Marion.
A feature story and picture in this issue tells of owner Tamara Christiansen, who recently opened her shop, PLANTations, with help from good friend Darla Gore. Fresh flowers, plants, and unusual items are offered at the downtown Marion shop.
Bertie Pritz is the new queen of TOPS, Marion, and Lou Roberts is runner-up. The two women lost a total of 73½ pounds over a period of 10 or 11 years to reach their weight goals.