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december 19, 2007

All some Marion County residents want for Christmas is electricity. But, for some, that’s a wish that not even Santa may be able to grant. At last count, there were 750 to 1,000 homes in Marion County without power following the storm that began Dec. 10 when an ice storm hit the county.

Justin Youk is pictured with a steel bridge he has built for the golf course at Chase County Country Club. The bridge stretches almost half a block after Youk moved it from a building on Water Street, Marion, and readied it for the trip to Chase County.

Last year Judy Christensen contacted the Ronald McDonald house in Wichita offering to decorate Christmas trees in each of the houses in memory of her grandson, Alex Christensen, who died in February 2006. She and Barbara Abbott of Marion, donated trees and ornaments to the houses. They have been asked to return this year.

Marion County Emergency Medical Services director Steve Smith reports that there were 74 ambulance runs in November, a slight increase from the previous month. Of those runs 24 were medical emergencies, 16 no transports, 12 falls, 10 cardiac, six transfers, four motor vehicle accidents, and three stand-bys

Dr. Linda Skiles and Nita Bittle, P.A. will be seeing patients beginning Monday, Dec. 17 in their new offices at 504 S. Roosevelt

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