For 41 years, Jeff Ruth’s smooth tones graced the airways at WMRN radio. Local listeners turned to Ruth for news, sports, and community events. Ruth filled the airways from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. with up to three local interviews each day as well as an hour of Tradio, where locals would call in with […]
2021 Celebrate Marion Honorees
2021 Celebrate Marion Honoree Video
Learn more about the amazing people, places, products, and programs that make Marion a great place to live, work, play, and learn!
When Ken Heimlich graduated from Cardington High School in 1949, he was recruited to sing in a barbershop quartet for the ceremony. “I was hooked. It’s so much fun!” Heimlich exclaimed. In 1980, Heimlich was one of the founding members of the Marionaires. Decades later, Heimlich and 16 other members are still making music. “When […]
Family brought Ana Malone to Marion. Her father, Curtis Wright, was raised in Marion and joined the U.S. Army in 1981. Ana Malone was born on a military base in California and traveled around the country. When Staff Sgt. Wright retired and moved back to the area, and Malone followed. “He’s my rock. I owe a lot to that […]
Since 2020, the Marion Public Library has worked to recruit local children from birth to age five for the Imagination Library. So far, 47% of eligible local children have signed up to receive a book in their mailbox each month at no cost to the family from Dolly Parton Imagination Library. The Marion Public Library […]