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First Year of Champions to be Honored at An Evening in the Gardens

On Friday, July 21st, during An Evening in the Gardens, Mayor Jess Alumbaugh will present Certificates of Appreciation to the Champions he has recognized throughout one full year. The City of Marion began naming “Champions”…individuals who have displayed outstanding servant leadership or extraordinary achievement…beginning in July of 2016 shortly after the City adopted the new slogan, “City of Champions.”

*New Website Coming Soon

The City of Marion is working with Marion Design Co. students overseen by IWU in designing a new website. We will have a new web address (to be announced), but you may also use the current address when the new one takes effect. Thank you.

Marion Police Officer Charles O'Haver Retires After 20 Years

Police Officer Charles O’Haver has retired from the Marion Police Department after fulfilling 20 years of service.

Charles O’Haver grew up in Sweetser, IN, and graduated from Oak Hill High School. After attending Vincennes University, then Ball State University, O’Haver worked in the landscaping business. He later applied for and was offered a job as a police officer with the Marion Police Department in 1997.

Road Closure: East 14th Street Closed on Saturday

East 14th Street will be closed on Saturday, July 22nd, between South Adams and South Branson Streets from Noon to 4pm. For any questions please contact Rhonda Smith at Christ Temple Church at 765-677-5422. Thank you.

Road Closure: West 32nd Street to Close on Saturday for Concert

West 32nd Street from the alley (west of S. Washington St.) to S. Boots Street will be closed Saturday July 22, 2017 from 3:00 pm to 12:00 am (midnight) for a Henry Lee Summer concert. For further information, please contact Roy Pena, RP’s Pub, Inc. 765-668-7730. Thank you.

The Bridge Cafe will Bridge the Dining Gap in Downtown Marion

Next spring, the popular farm-to-table Bridge Cafe in Upland will open a second location in Downtown Marion. The setting at 714 South Adams Street will also serve as a community gathering center offering counseling resources and other opportunities for artisans, students, and more. Below is a press release from P. Eric Turner & T3 Investments, shortly after donating the downtown Marion property and a boost of funding for the project...

July 11, 2017

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