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Marion Firefighter Dale Owen to Retire after 29 Years

MARION, IN: (April 7th, 2016) – Firefighter Dale Owen will retire after 29 years of serving the Marion Fire Department. Private Owen joined the Department in 1987, and during his tenure, served as the Maintenance Officer and on the Hazmat Tech team.

Marion Fire Prevention Officer, & Former Chief, Retires After 36 Years

MARION, IN: (March 24th, 2016) – Marion Fire Prevention Officer & Former Fire Chief, Robert “Bobby” Johnson has retired after 36 years of service with the City of Marion Fire Department. Johnson began as a Private Firefighter for the department in 1979, and since has served as a dispatcher, fire investigator, prevention officer, and even Fire Chief during the Ron Mowery administration (1993-1999).

City Receives Funding to Install Wayfinding Signs

MARION, IN: (March 8th, 2016) – The City of Marion is excited to announce that the remaining funds needed to install the signs for the Marion Wayfinding System have been graciously donated by the Marion/Grant County Convention & Visitors Bureau. The funds will directly pay Dave’s Excavating, Inc. for installation and related costs.

City's Personal Touch of Adding Receptionist Receiving Thumbs Up

MARION, IN: (March 3rd, 2016) – It has been one month since the City of Marion went “live” with a personal receptionist…and the response from the community has been all positive.

Newly hired Mayor’s office assistant, Nicole “Nikki” Owen, is settling nicely and naturally into her new role. Owen is experienced in customer service, having most recently served as an administrative assistant for Moorehead Communications (11 yrs), and a deputy auditor for Grant County Government (9 yrs).

“I love it. I love working with the public, and I love multi-tasking.”

City Announces Slogan Contest


MARION, IN: (February 16th, 2016) – The City of Marion wants to hear from you! Mayor Jess Alumbaugh and his new…and newly inspired…team of leaders are working to develop a fresh identity for the City of Marion. A team of professionals and students from our own Indiana Wesleyan University and V.O.I.C.E., LLC are helping us to come up with a unified mission statement and vision for the City of Marion.

Dianna Newton Retires

MARION, IN: (January, 7th, 2016) – The City of Marion Police Department’s Communications Manager will retire after nearly 24 years of service. Dianna Newton, commonly revered as the “mom in the radio room,” has been with the Marion Police Department since 1992, serving as a dispatcher, and has been serving the community as Communications Manager since 2004.

A large crowd of police officers, firefighters, fellow colleagues, friends and family gathered yesterday at City Hall to wish her well.

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