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september 12, 2007

More than 650 people greeted approximately 25 soldiers and their families Friday morning as the train they were riding in made a stop in Marion during Union Pacific’s historic high-speed steam locomotive tour. The upper deck of the passenger car carried the soldiers, wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq, from Herington to Wichita and back, making several stops on the way.

Marion resident Steve Smith recently was hired as the new Marion County Emergency Medical Services director. He is pictured as he is welcomed by EMS office employees Woody Crawshaw and Jamie Shirley.

Marion’s 29th annual Art in the Park will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Central Park.

June Jost celebrated his 90th birthday at the senior center Aug. 30 when his daughters Gaila, Donna, and Rita joined him for lunch.

The federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) his week approved funds for a regulated storm shelter at the new Marion High School gymnasium at the corner of Thorp and Lawrence streets.

Trumpeter Dwight Beckham of Marion County Park and Lake has been chosen to be a member of Wichita’s first professional wind ensemble. The newly formed ensemble is a concert band consisting of approximately 50 adult musicians.

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