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july 27, 2011

Sweltering temperatures and alerts about blue-green algae have led to fewer campers than usual visiting Marion County Park and Lake and Marion Reservoir in July, resulting in slow business for people who cater to campers.

Marion organizers were prepping the baseball complex Thursday in anticipation of seven regional teams invading Marion for the Cal Ripken Midwest Regional 12-year-old, 70-foot base paths tournament starting Friday.

Employees of Wagner’s Carnival are pictured as they set up rides and games for the Marion County Fair on D Street in Hillsboro.

Extension agent Rickey Roberts says fields in the southwest and northeast part of the county have been hit the hardest by a drought that has lasted more than a month, compounded by 100-degree temperatures.

County commissioners voted Monday to extend a countywide burn ban to Aug. 8.

Two local law enforcement officers, Daniel Hurst of the Florence police and Wilma Mueller, investigator with the sheriff’s office, were among 40 new law enforcement officers to complete the recent 14-week training session at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Hutchinson.

South Cottonwood 4-H Club members Maci Schlehuber and Bryce Roberts are pictured as they are busy tying pieces of straw together creating a hay tiki- hut as part of the Marion County Fair hay bale decorating contest.

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