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Hazelgreen – County discusses flood mitigation for road

By Stephen Floyd Marion County is nearing the construction phase of replacing the Pudding River Bridge on Hazelgreen Road NE and has begun discussing follow-up work to address road flooding. The project would replace the current wooden bridge, built in 1969, with a concrete structure above flood levels, as the Little Pudding River inundates the current bridge during heavy rain. […]

Sheriff Nicholas Hunter. Submitted Photo

Hunter sworn in as county sheriff

By Stephen Floyd Marion County has a new top cop following the swearing in of Sheriff Nicholas Hunter June 30 in a ceremony led by the county board of commissioners. Hunter, previously a lieutenant with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, was appointed to succeed former Sheriff Joe Kast, who retired that day. Kast announced his departure May 4. He spent […]