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Kris Kelsey, 16, is pictured giving change to Tate McCarty, 15, after his purchase of bottle rockets at a downtown fireworks stand. Business was slow at first, Kris said, but has been picking up as the holiday draws near.

Staff writer Kelly Humphries spent an evening riding around Marion and other parts of the county with Sheriff June Jost. He writes of Jost’s unique personal approach to the duties of a peace officer.

Barkman Honey Co. has announced a ground breaking ceremony at 11 a.m. July 10 in Hillsboro Industrial Park. The firm is expanding into a new location. Processors of Busy Bee honey, the firm is owned by Eldon Brandt and Richard Barkman.

A steady flow of metal was loaded into the Coors aluminum recycling truck in Dave’s IGA parking lot Wednesday. The aluminum drive, sponsored by Debauge Bros., Inc., Emporia, paid 25 cents per pound for aluminum and one cent each for every Coors beer bottle.

Van’s girls’ ball team member Amy Hett is the Marion County Record’s Player of the Week. In a 19-3 win over Peabody Friday she pitched a two-hitter, striking out eight batters. She personally had nine hits, including two home runs and two triples, scored five runs, and drove in three.

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