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Man injured in self-inflicted shooting

Police say a 17-year-old shot himself in the thigh Tuesday morning. Capt. Stephen Dorsey of the Marion Police Department said police responded at 2:12 a.m. to the 300 block of West Third Street. The teen told police he was taking a Taurus 9 mm handgun apart when the gun discharged. He was taken to Marion General Hospital.

-Staff Reports

Toddler found in the street

According to Capt. Stephen Dorsey of the Marion Police Department a 2 or 3 year old child was found wandering in the area of Second and Delphi streets around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Officers initially couldn’t locate the child’s parents after going door to door in the area, but at 3 a.m. the child’s mother came to the police department to claim her child. The investigation is active, Dorsey said.

-Staff Reports

Old Folks Day

Marion Lions Club announces their 90th annual Old Folks Day will be held on Aug. 1, 2019 at AmVets, 705 W. 37th St., Marion. Registration is from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. with music provided by David Craun, DJ. Morning program will begin at 11 a.m. with Welcome from Marion Lions Club.

Guest Speaker is Duane Ott, narrator of “The Many Threads of the American Spirit.” This is the story of our flag and its national anthem told as you have never heard it before. Prayer and song will follow and lunch will be served.

Over 70 is free and under 70 is $5. Open to all. Recognition to all veterans and prizes will be awarded in various categories.

Questions? Call Lion Greg Maynard 765-667-4526 or Lion Scott Smith 765-480-6312.