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december 19, 2007

An ice storm hit the county Dec. 10 and, at last count, there were 750 to 1,000 homes in Marion County without power. Four to eight inches of snow then fell on broken poles and downed power lines, slowing the process of restoring electricity to rural and city customers.

Fourth generation cattleman, Tracy Brunner, Ramona, was elected president of the Kansas Livestock Association at the group’s annual business meeting Nov. 30 in Wichita.

Terry Cochran, Hillsboro, is this week’s winner of the $25 Christmas Cash gift certificate. Winner of the $25 Chamber Check is Jennifer Corona, Marion. Adult’s grand prize drawing for $350 will be Dec. 19 along with the kid’s drawing for the Christmas Prize trailer.

Twenty-six students in grades 4-6 participated Friday in the Marion Elementary School geography bee. The five finalists after preliminary rounds were Sydnee Baldwin, Nicholas Meyer, Timothy Knolla, Zach Robson, and Dirk Young. Knolla was named champion of the bee. Robson was named runner-up.

Park ranger Terry Holt of Marion Reservoir recently received a bronze “se Fleury” medal from the Army Engineer Association for his work in developing a “Critical Incident Stress Management” program for the Army Corps of Engineers.

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