MARION -This Sunday marks 40 years since a deadly tornado ripped through Marion.
The May 29, 1982 F4 tornado killed 10 people, injured 200, destroyed homes, dozens of businesses and uprooted thousands of lives.
Mayor Mike Absher said at Monday night's city council meeting that the city will hold a memorial starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center, with a display of photos from the disaster.
The service will shift over to Tower Square at around 3 p.m., where Absher said, at 3:16 p.m. the precise time the tornado hit, he aimed to have the clock tower ring for each victim.
The Marion Republican, in conjunction with the City of Marion, has published a 40th Anniversary Tornado Memorial edition that will be available at no charge at the event.