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Bradford pear trees that burst into bloom last week erupted in humming this week as bees swarmed the blossoms to collect pollen, as with this one Sunday at French Creek Cove at Marion Reservoir.
Mike Ottensmeier installs a siren speaker bracket on a new police interceptor Sunday, as Tyler Mermis waits to assist with reinstalling the bumper. Ottensmeier had to scrap this bracket, create an alternative from a Crown Victoria installation, and make some other minor adjustment for the bumper to fit over the siren.
Peabody-Burns High School senior Emma Charles, first row center, signed a letter of intent Monday to cheer at Tabor College in Hillsboro next year. Her mother Brenda Charles and father Rodger Charles are seated beside her.
Ultra runner Kodi Panzer of Marion jogs during a 100-mile ultra race Saturday that stretched between Ottawa and Iola. Panzer placed first in the women's division and third overall.