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Community Invited to Attend “National Day of Prayer” at City Hall

The Marion/Grant County community and beyond is invited to come to City Hall to celebrate “National Day of Prayer” next Thursday. The service will take place in front of the west entrance of City Hall on Thursday, May 4th at 12pm. In the case of inclement weather, the service will take place inside the lobby. A variety of church leaders will be participating again this year. The event is being organized by the mayor’s assistant, Nikki Owen, and she is hoping for a large crowd of community members coming together to pray.

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Longtime Building & Grounds Manager Announces Retirement

The City of Marion’s Building and Grounds Manager is retiring after 28 ½ years of service. Terry Kratzer began his long tenure with the City when he accepted the maintenance management role in December of 1988, after working eight years doing the same scope for the YMCA.

As a child and teenager, Kratzer worked on the family farm just outside Marion where he said he adopted a strong work ethic. He then worked for RCA for five years where he learned many different aspects of maintenance and operations.

Open Position: Part-time Parking Enforcement Officer

The Marion Police Department is accepting applications for a Part Time Parking Enforcement position. Applications are available at Marion Police Department, 301 S. Branson St., Marion IN. Applications will be taken through May 12th.

Open Position: Building & Grounds Manager

The City of Marion will be accepting applications through Friday, May 5th, 2017 for the following position:

The City of Marion is seeking an energetic, self-starting individual for a full-time Building and Grounds Manager.

Job Responsibilities: Oversees all maintenance and housekeeping functions for the City building and grounds; maintains inventory of supplies; prepares annual departmental budget; assigns and coordinates work duties for community corrections and summer youth employees.

All Marion Firefighters Receive New Gear through FEMA Grant

Thanks to the volunteer work of a retired firefighter, the Marion Fire Department was awarded a grant for nearly $144,000 in new safety gear for all firefighters.

State Agency Releases Video Showcasing Marion’s Success with Blight Elimination

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) has recognized the City of Marion for outstanding participation in their Blight Elimination Program by producing and releasing a video. Marion and Gary were the only cities in the state recognized by the IHCDA through these short documentaries.

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