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Today's News

  • Birth announcements
  • St. A. gets a visit from JBM Biological Services
  • Jett attends reception at Governor’s mansion
  • Keep the Christmas lights burning

     

  • Library to close Jan. 10-18 for a makeover

    It doesn’t seem possible but the Marion County Public Library is celebrating its 87th year of service to the county. Thanks to the driving force of the Lebanon-Marion County Women’s Club in 1923, our community has had access to books and ample learning opportunities. While the location hasn’t stayed the same, the original building was located down the street from the current address, the dedication and service hasn’t wavered.  

  • School Menus

    BREAKFAST
    Monday, Jan. 3: Assorted Poptarts and toast or cereal and toast, juice, milk.
    Tuesday, Jan. 4: French toast stix with maple syrup and toast or cereal and toast, juice, milk.
    Wednesday, Jan. 5: Sausage gravy and biscuits or cereal and toast, juice, milk.
    Thursday, Jan. 6: Honey bun and toast or cereal and toast, juice, milk.
    Friday, Jan. 7: Breakfast sausage pizza and toast or cereal and toast, juice, milk.

    LUNCH
    Elementary

  • An act of defiance?

    By Joseph B. Stevens
    Guest columnist

    As I listened to the Marion County School Superintendent's defiant tone on the radio this morning, he sounded like a person that is threatened by the incoming school board, and he also sounded like he was challenging the new school board to bring facts to the table about what is happening in Marion County schools. So, let's lay some facts on the table:

  • 'Mommy, is this fattening?'

    "Mommy, is this fattening?" my four-year-old son asked as I sat down on the couch beside him with a bowl of popcorn.
    Completely shocked, I replied, "No, honey, it's not fattening. And you don't need to worry about that anyway."
    As he began to munch on the popcorn and watch his favorite Spiderman cartoon, I wondered to myself, "Why on earth would he ask such a thing? He's four years old, why would he even care?"
    But, I already knew why. And, I'm ashamed to say that I'm to blame.

  • Keep safety in mind when using generators

    Inter-County Energy reminds customers to use portable generators as safely as possible in the event of a power outage. A portable generator can make life a lot easier, but if it’s used improperly, it can be very dangerous.
    Keep the following safety tips in mind when installing and using your generator.
    • If connecting the generator into the house wiring is necessary, first contact Inter-County Energy for information on code compliance, then have a qualified electrician hook up the standby electrical system.

  • Strong second half leads to Knights’ victory over Dragons

    The Marion County Knights played the Green County Dragons on Tuesday of last week at the Roby Dome. After the first quarter, the Knights trailed by two points due in large part to streaky shooting by Green County early on. The Knights and Dragons were evenly matched throughout the frame, and baskets were traded evenly until the score was 12-10 with Green County ahead.