10 YEARS AGO
august 8, 2007
Marion EMS volunteer Steve Smith is the new director of Marion County Emergency Medical Services. He fills the vacancy caused by the July 28 resignation of former director Larry Larsen.
Enrollment began Thursday for Marion-Florence USD 408. Pictured on the front page is first grader Samantha Kelsey visiting with Superintendent Lee Leiker as her mother, Lori, fills out the necessary information.
Marion firefighters are pictured as they extricate the driver of a semi Thursday afternoon after he lost control of the northbound vehicle on U.S.-77 and rolled the truck onto its side.
Former Marion High School golfer and 2006 state champion Travis Hett claimed his first Marion Country Club open championship this past weekend after defeating champion Bryan Hess in a four-hole playoff.
The results are in. Blue-green algae is likely the cause of death of a dog that was tested after reportedly drinking water from Marion Reservoir July 6, and possibly could have caused the deaths of two other dogs that became ill that same weekend.
An afternoon that includes entertainment and an evening meal and fireworks display is planned for Sept. 2 at the Marion County Park and Lake to benefit and show support for Marion County firefighters.