Lightning strikes extension office

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By Stephen Lega

Lightning struck Monday at the back of the Marion County Cooperative Extension Office on Fairground Road. The strike knocked out power to the rear of the office, and destroyed the 4-H ham house near the building. No injuries were reported as a result of the strike. The FFA and 4-H programs were using the ham house to cure ham. Shrapnel from the explosion was embedded is several of the hams.