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AUG. 11, 2010

The staff of the local newspaper questioned the fire marshal’s office about overcrowding in the Marion County Jail after learning about inmates sleeping on mats on the floors.

After an inspection last week, the state fire marshal asserted the allowable capacity of the jail is just four inmates. County officials had thought the jail had a capacity of 11, although it has housed as many as 20 inmates.

How the county will alleviate the problem is an ongoing situation.

With triple-digit temperatures throughout the county for most of the week, all living things are looking for a place to cool off, which includes the crowd of cows pictured belly-deep in a pond at a pasture near Burns.

Marion native Homer Hoch was awarded a lifetime achievement award by Washburn University School of Law Alumni Association.

After graduation, he practiced law in Marion for 10 years and was editor of the Marion Record.

Hoch was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1919 where he served six terms and to the Kansas Supreme Court in 1932 where he served until his death in 1949.

Mark Meisinger of rural Marion is pictured as he takes advantage of dry weather to bale prairie hay at his farm on 210th Rd.

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