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by Voanne Hansen Times News · July 13th, 2017


70 YEARS AGO 1947

C. E. Pearson, Marion real estate broker, has filed a claim for $500 against Harold Ballard. He alleges that this amount is due as a fee for selling the Scoreboard, a Marion tavern, to N. P. Kepros for $10,000. Mr. Pearson asks 5 percent of the purchase price.

The city of Marion will receive $1,671 as its share of the state's distribution of 5 percent of the state's liquor store sales. This is based on the city's population. The city may spend the money any way it wishes. The other 15 towns in Linn County received amounts ranging from $21,993 for Cedar Rapids to $31 for Bertram.

Three veterans of World War II are contributing greatly to the success of The Marion Sentinel. They are: Donald Williams of Cedar Rapids, Donald Stone of Marion and Fred E. Dice of Cedar Rapids. Williams and Stone are printers and Dice handles news and advertising.



50 YEARS AGO 1967

Congressman John C. Culver this week urged for the continuation of the Milwaukee Railroad train, the Arrow, as it is potentially the last passenger service between Chicago and Omaha, through Eastern Iowa. Culver also pointed out that the removal of the railroad post office may not have the adverse financial effects expected by the railroad.

Marion Explorer Scouts, Ron Renfer and Alan Moorhead, are getting ready for their trip to Farragut, Idaho. They have been selected to attend the 12th World Jamboree. Renfer is the son of Irwin and Doris Renfer. Moorhead is the son of Phillip and Edith Moorhead. The jamboree will run from August 1 through 9.



30 YEARS AGO 1987

Children visiting Thomas Park in Marion this summer will have a new piece of equipment to explore. It is the Mark IV which includes the following: a chain ladder, tornado slide, HI-STATION slide, sliding pole, 12-foot wave slide, tube slide, LOW STATION deck, and stairs to the deck. This provides a safer environment than the old fire truck which was donated by Henry Katz some 30 years ago. The Mark IV is now under construction and is expected to be ready for use in the next two weeks. The old fire truck was put up for sale and sold to a person who will use it for engine parts.
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