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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.
Hillsboro firefighter Mason McCarty scales a three-car pileup Sunday searching for a place to begin a rescue of two imaginary victims trapped in the lower vehicles. The scenario was one of several using wrecked cars as part of a two-day training staged by Rusty Moss, who in addition to being a 10-year veteran of the fire department is trained in extraction techniques and is an advanced EMT.
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.
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.