10 YEARS AGO
july 11, 2007
Treated city water in Hillsboro, Marion, and Peabody is safe to drink but officials are warning residents and visitors to not let pets or people drink untreated water from Marion Reservoir. Three dogs died this past weekend from a bacteria that is “consistent with blue-green algae: that, at times, has been prevalent at the reservoir.
After a 20-minute executive session and the regular meeting had reconvened, the city council approved, 5-0, the hiring of Marion County Sheriff deputy and former Marion Police Officer Josh Whitwell as chief of police.
Outstanding employee at St. Luke Hospital during the third quarter is Cheryl Connell, who has been employed as ward clerk for 18 years.
The former SRS building at East Main and North Cedar streets will be opened soon as a sporting goods store and day-care center. Pam and Vincent Magellanes will operate the sporting goods center. Their daughter-in-law Shawn Nguyen-Escalanta is in the process to obtain certification to operate the childcare center.
Shirley Bowers is pictured with a 9.5-pound cabbage that she harvested from her garden. Her friends tease her saying it would make a lot of bierrocks.
Marion City Library will host a Harry Potter party at 10 a.m. July 21 at the library.