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Marion preschool offers summer session
Marion preschool offers summer session

Marion preschool offers summer session

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Patricia McCully, at her desk at Valley United Methodist Church, is preparing to lead Stepping Stones Preschool?s first summer session for children preparing to begin all-day kindergarten, which begins in the Marion-Florence school system this fall.

As the Marion-Florence school district moves to all-day kindergarten this fall, Stepping Stones Preschool is offering a program to help prepare prospective students for the challenge.

Starting in June and running through July, Stepping Stones, which is operated by Valley United Methodist Church, is offering its New Step 3 program for 5-year-olds.

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USD 410 board addresses several personnel issues

Unified School District 410 Board of Education dealt with several personnel issues at its regular meeting Monday night.

The board accepted four resignations, including Leslie Beery as director for Parents as Teachers, Melissa Just as elementary physical education instructor and assistant volleyball coach, Lisa Hoffman as middle school science teacher, and Dale Honeck as high school girls? head basketball coach.

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Insurance quote for building higher than expected

Initial estimates for insuring the city-owned Hillsboro Business Development Complex came in higher than hoped, prompting the Hillsboro City Council to ask at its April 3 meeting to see higher deductibles in order to lower the premium.

With council support, Mayor Delores Dalke had asked IMA, the city?s insurance provider, to bring prices to the meeting because the structure has been uninsured since the city purchased it from Dairy Farmers of America about seven years ago.

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Two new floral, plant stores open in Marion
Two new floral, plant stores open in Marion

Two new floral, plant stores open in Marion

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Tamara Christensen (left photo) of Plantations, and Denise Matz (left in right photo) and Wendy Youk of Aunt Bee?s are enthused about their new ventures. Plantations focuses on floral art while Aunt Bee?s emphasizes landscaping needs. Click to enlarge.

With the arrival of spring, two new horticulture businesses have sprouted in Marion?s retail business district.

Plantations, owned and operated by Tamara Christiansen at 420 E. Main, celebrated its grand opening March 21.

Aunt Bee?s Floral, Garden Center & Gifts, owned and operated by Wendy Youk, is having its grand opening today, April 4, at 1201 E. Main.

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