10 YEARS AGO
january 16, 2008
According to city building inspector Marty Fredrickson, there were 39 building permits issued in 2007 with 21 being for new construction, 12 remodels, and 6 electrical.
At the Marion County Commission meeting Monday, Marion County Emergency Services Director Steve Smith told commissioners that a $600 grant had been received for an automated external defibrillator (AED) to be installed at Marion County Lake.
Annette Wilcox of Marion has been named outstanding employee at St. Luke Hospital during the first quarter of 2008. Wilcox has been employed at St Luke for 29 years.
Lance Selznick, 19, Lincolnville, was killed Jan. 9 in a two-vehicle accident a mile west of Burdick involving three other teen-agers, all students at Centre High School. The other students were Andy Carlson, Brandon Albrecht, and Stephen Kaiser.
Once again, the Middle East war has hit close to home. Ryan Newell, whose wife recently returned to Marion to live, was severely injured in an IED explosion in Afghanistan. Both legs of the soldier were amputated because of the severity of the explosion.
Alan Meisinger of Marion has joined the firm of Adams, Brown, Beran and Bell, Chtd. as a staff accountant in the McPherson office.