State Roundup


• The Future Four ImagiNEXT ideas were unveiled one by one by the Selection Committee at Lowe Park’s Arts and Environment Center in Marion. Topping the list of ideas was a pool with waterpark features. Next was Creekside Pride to aid in the regional flooding at Indian Creek. Design included recreational opportunities, a man-made lake and enhancing green space with gardens. The Heart of it All will improve Marion’s historic district through creative updates and finally It’s the Little Things, staying in the know while supporting Marion’s eco-friendly environment. — Marion Times


• Today, the Solon High School Art Club will be hosting the Ninth Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon to End Hunger from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Solon High School Commons. Guests will be served a modest meal of homemade soup and bread in a ceramic bowl handmade by a local student, educator or community member for a suggest donation of $10. Guests are encouraged to keep their bowl. All money raised will be donated to the Johnson County Crisis Center Food Bank and the Solon Food Pantry. — NoJoCo


• Isabelle Werner, 18, of Dysart, a student of Union High School, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program. Werner developed a project called Union Packs last summer. The program helped families in need with the expenses of school supplies. — The Progress Review


• A new and delicious option for lunch is now available in Sully thanks to the opening of Sully Locker and Market’s new deli service, The Lunch Box. Daily hot lunch options range from summer sausage paninis to chili soup and cinnamon rolls. Made-to-order sandwiches include the locker’s sought-after hot item dried beef on a raisin bun as well as meat and cheese combinations on Jaarsma bakery buns. Soup, chips and cookies round out the side offerings. — Hometown Press