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JulY 2, 2008

Marion County native Doug Kjellin was hired Monday evening by Marion City Council as the city’s economic development director. Kjellin and his family recently moved to Marion from McPherson.

An estimated 700 people filled St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church’s sanctuary and basement to observe the official opening of the cause for the beatification and canonization of Father Emil Joseph Kapaun.

An article by intern Jessica Bernhardt features a typical day in the life of veterinarian Brendan Kraus at Spur Ridge Vet Hospital, Marion.

Four generations of a Marion family give blood regularly when the American Red Cross bloodmobile comes to town. Monday was no exception. Pictured are great-grandmother Erna Mae Yeagley, grandmother Janet Bryant, and mother Jan Helmer gathered around as Erna Mae’s great-granddaughter, Lauren Helmer, donates blood at Eastmoor United Methodist Church.

The number of Marion County ambulance runs in May was 21 transfers, 19 medical emergencies, 19 no transports, 13 motor vehicle accidents and falls, 11 standbys, 7 cardiac call, 3 deaths, and one turn-around. Goessel and Lincolnville first responders each had three runs, and Durham first responders had two. Marion’s rescue unit answered two calls, and Florence had one.

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