Last Tuesday, November 29, was a global day of giving known as Giving Tuesday. Locally, Marion Community Foundation and United Way of Marion County partnered to raise funds, to the tune of $5,228.
The partnership between the two organizations sought to increase support for United Way in two ways—long-term via gifts to the United Way Endowment Fund at Marion Community Foundation; and, immediate by matching gifts to the local 2016 Campaign.… Read More
Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that offices in City Hall will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2016 in observance of Veteran’s Day. Due to City Hall being closed on Friday, most offices will be observing weekly early closure hours on Thursday, November 10.
The following city departments will operate as noted:
Sanitation crews will collect garbage, recycling and yard waste on November 11. Customers normally having refuse collected on Friday are requested to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 am.… Read More
The Chief Jack Holliday Memorial Fund at Marion Community Fund awarded a grant to the Marion Township Fire Department, who is observing October as national Fire Prevention Month. The award will allow the department to purchase smoke detectors and batteries and install them for Marion area residents whose homes are not equipped.
Members of the department have gone door-to-door in the township every Saturday and Sunday this month and installed smoke detectors.… Read More
The BookMarks, a Friends group of the Marion Public Library, will host a fundraising event on Friday, November 11th at 7:00 p.m., titled Speaking Volumes. Internationally bestselling author Anne Perry will be the featured guest, delivering an engaging talk and signing copies of her books for attendees. This after-hours event at Marion Public Library promises to be an entertaining evening. There will be a limited number of exclusive tickets available giving unprecedented access to mingle with the author before the event.… Read More
The Lake Loop Trail connects to the main trail and allows visitors to walk the perimeter of the 50+ acre lake, acquired in 2014 from the City of Marion. Marion Community Foundation’s past president Brad Bebout was instrumental in the collaboration which added the lake to the Tallgrass property. The lake trail is an 0.8 mile gravel path and, including the portion that connects to the main trail, is 1.3 miles in total length for the full loop.… Read More
A new study of the Marion community has generated a plan to distinguish Marion and its economic development potential. The recently completed study was commissioned by Marion’s economic development organization, CAN DO!, funded by Marion Community Foundation, and conducted by the public relations firm of FrazierHeiby. The results were revealed to key stakeholders this week.
Since May, FrazierHeiby has conducted executive interviews and online surveys of more than 80 community leaders from all facets of Marion, as well as reviewed numerous past studies.… Read More
Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 6, detours will begin being posted on the following streets in the downtown Marion area to accommodate activities for the Marion Popcorn Festival, which will be held September 8-10.
Center St. between State St. and Campbell St.
Church St. between Main St. and Prospect St.
Main St. between Huber St. and Church St.
Prospect St. between George St. and Church St.… Read More