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JANUARY 12, 2011

For nearly eight months Marion City Council has been seeking, hiring, or firing a city clerk. Angela Lange resigned the post in May and Alan Meisinger was hired May 10. Meisinger was terminated Aug. 23.

Marty Grill was hired Nov. 10. In this week’s council meeting the council was told Grill was not “working out,” and he was terminated. After a 30-minute executive session, Lange was re-appointed.

Fire swept through John and Marianne Siebert’s workshop Thursday at their rural Florence home. It is thought the fire started with an electrical problem. The structure was a total loss.

Twenty-one Marion Elementary School students had perfect attendance during the first semester of school. Recognized Friday were Emily Hake, Madison Arocha, Mckinnon Waner, Abby Wesner, Tristen Dye, Eli Smith, Zach Nickel, Noah Kukuk, Drew Helmer, Ethan Darnall, Hunter Helmer, Ezra Darnall, Joey Nickel, Tyler Arocha, Emily Dornbush, Tori Smith, Emily Hague, Shonda Ratzloff, Riley Hake, Krisde Robinson, and Annie Baliel.

The December 2010/January 2011 issue of Country magazine published a full-page photo that was taken by Vic or Myrna Jost in 2004 on their farm southeast of Hillsboro. Myrna Jost submitted it two years ago and was surprised to see it in print.

Father John Hotze, lead researcher for the Father Kapaun Guild, is preparing the final documents in the case for the canonization of Emil Kapaun.

Kapaun was an Army Chaplain during the Korean War. It has been reported that Kapaun saved hundreds of soldiers, first by dragging wounded men underneath gunfire in the midst of battle and then by stealing food and treating wounded while in captivity in a North Korean prisoner-of-war camp.

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