The weather is cooling down and we are quickly approaching the holiday season with Halloween right around the corner. Along with attending all sorts of fall festivities and celebrations, children have begun carefully selecting their next costume for trick-or-treating. And while this should always be a family event, there are extra ways to keep your child safe.
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers some great tips for safe Halloween fun:
The fifth annual national Manufacturing Day was Oct. 7, and manufacturing and the sector’s career opportunities were in the spotlight. Local communities across the country have designated a day, a week or the entire month as a time to recognize and promote the interesting, innovative and rewarding careers found in manufacturing facilities.
The Marion County High School cross country teams hit the road for the Heartland Conference meet on Oct. 13, finishing third overall.
"The team overall has improved significantly even though overall times were slow for the 5K. I am very proud of them," Head Coach Sherbie King said.
In the boys' 2600-meter run, Harry VanWhy finished with a time of 11:24.
Absentee voting for the upcoming Nov. 8 election is available at the Marion County Clerk Office during its regular office hours of Monday through Friday 8:20 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8:20 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
Those voters that would be eligible for in house absentee voting include:
• Voters who will be out of the county on Election Day.
• Voters who are military, their dependents, or an overseas citizen.