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June 22, 2011

Marion City crews were still working Monday and Tuesday to clean up damage from a storm Friday night featuring hurricane force 90 mph winds.

Marion County emergency management director Daniel D’Albini said Marion was the county city that sustained the most property and tree damage from the storm.

Residences around Marion County Lake and in rural areas around Marion also received property and tree damage from the high-speed winds.

Seventh-grader Emily Davies is pictured as she peels the protective film off an airbrushing project during a summer school program at Marion Middle School. The five-week program covers subjects including art, science, Spanish, nutrition, cooking, fitness, careers, and colleges.

Each of the gardens featured in this year’s Flowers in the Flint Hills Garden Tour in Marion Saturday makes use of native rock.

Gardens to be featured include those at the homes of Keith and Mary Ann Conyers, Marian Crofoot, Pete and Teeny Williams, and Rocky and Shirley Jo Hett, and the sculpture garden of Jan Davis at Gallery 101. Also on the tour is a small wildflower garden outside USD 408 Performing Arts Center.

Volunteers Sherri and Kelli Hess are pictured as they pack bags of food for people at a Kansas Food Bank food distribution at Eastmoor United Methodist Church in Marion.

Volunteers began distributing food at 7:45 a.m. and by 8:15 a.m. they had given food to 65 households. More than seven tons of food was given away to 785 individuals from 14 communities both in and out of Marion County.

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