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Eric Rossiter wins Quarter of Beef

Congratulations to Eric Rossiter and his family for winning the Kiwanis Quarter of Beef raffle.  Thank you to everyone who participated in our Kiwanis mini-fundraiser to help support area Childrens’ groups. Above, the Rossiter Family is shown with one of their coolers of freezer beef during pickup at the Messenger Farm.  

Win a Quarter of Beef

Help support Marion Noon Kiwanis and their mission to support youth in Marion County AND possibly win a quarter of beef. Tickets are just $10! Following the cancellations of our annual Pancake Day and golf outing, we are working to raise funds through this raffle and other efforts in order to replace the funds lost.

Kiwanis seeks sponsors’ assistance

As you know, this year we unfortunately had to cancel our two largest fundraisers—the Golf Outing and Pancake Day. These events helped to fund numerous community activities/groups that support children. It is our hope that our wonderful sponsors will still provide financial support this year in order to help area children. We are providing opportunities for our

Bill Cones, former Kiwanis president passed away

William G. “Bill” Cones, age 83, of Marion, died peacefully on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at the Marion General Hospital with his loving family by his side following a extended illness. On February 11, 1937, Bill was born in Columbus, Ohio, the older of two sons of the late Robert B. Cones and Katherine (Wilson)

Don Distel, 89, passes away

Donald J. Distel, age 89 of Marion, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. Donald was born November 29, 1930 in Tiffin, the son of Charles Jacob and Bertha Gertrude (Kuhm) Distel. He was educated in Tiffin, graduating from Calvert High School and then enrolled into Heidelberg University. In 1951

Long-Time Member Ed Hutchman passes away

Long-time Kiwanis member, Ed Hutchman, has passed away. We will miss his smile, talent and love of community. We send love and prayers to his wife, Carrie, and all of his family.   Edward William Hutchman, age 80, of Marion passed peacefully  at home surrounded by his family from complications of Alzheimer’s disease on July

Canceled! 4th Annual Kiwanis Golf Outing

Marion Noon Kiwanis’ 4th Annual Golf Outing  scheduled for August 14, 2020 at Kings Mills Golf Club has been canceled. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, regrettably our Annual Kiwanis Golf Outing has been canceled. Marion County is currently at Level 3—Red. According to Ohio Guidelines at Level 3—Public Emergency—there is very high exposure and spread. It is

Long-time member Dave Wilhelm passes away

It is with great sadness that we share the loss of longtime Kiwanis member, Dave Wilhelm. We will miss his kindness, generosity and friendship. David Grant Wilhelm, age 69, of Marion passed peacefully into spirit on April 16, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Dave was born August 5, 1950 to the late Herbert and

Meetings cancelled through May due to Coronavirus Precautions

During these unprecedented times, as Kiwanians we will support our children, families and community. We must also be aware of preventative measures: State Health officials recommend that individuals engage in everyday, preventive measures to prevent the spread of germs and avoid illness, such as: • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least

Join us for Pancake Day Feb. 22

This year’s event is Saturday, February 22, 7am to 2pm at Tri-Rivers Career Center. Adults, 13 and older $6 at the door or $5 if purchased earlier and for youth, 4 to 12 years old, tickets are $4 at the door and $3, if purchased earlier. Along with all the pancakes you can eat, you’ll