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by By Voanne Hansen Times News · October 5th, 2017


70 YEARS AGO 1947

Elmer Seevell, Linn County Supervisor, is attempting to have the old bridge over Indian Creek on Marion Boulevard, moved from its present site next to the new bridge, to be installed on the Tama Street crossing. He says it would ease traffic in that area.

Marvin Edison, owner of Edison Pharmacy located across from City Park, has added sugar-free food to his stock for people with diabetes. This includes canned fruit and vegetables, soft drinks, candy, cookies and gum.

The bowling alleys in Marion opened this week for the fall and winter season. They are operated by Hamil Murphy and are located under the Hutton Grocery Store, at 7th Avenue and 10th Street, across from City Park.

50 YEARS AGO 1967

The Marion Carnegie Library is offering a very active storytelling program for young people on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Mrs. William King, 525 South 11th Street, is the storyteller for children from four to five years old. Mrs. F. A. Gorton, 1550 Maplecrest Drive, reads to children from two to three years old. The program presently has 70 enrolled, with an average attendance of 65.

The Marion City Council has given permission to John and Robert Hennessey to build a sales office on 35th Street in Marion. The area is to be rezoned from A-1 Agriculture to heavy industrial. The council urged the Planning and Zoning committee to give immediate attention to this project.

30 YEARS AGO 1987

The Women's Relief Corps Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, Inc., is one of Marion's oldest patriotic organizations. It originated on November 8, 1887. This year is the 100th anniversary of the event. The group's purpose was to help the soldiers of the Civil War and their families. The Marion group first met in private homes. In 1900, the cornerstone was laid for the building at 760 11th Street, the site of the Memorial Hall. (For the full story, see Marion Sentinel, Oct. 1, 1987, p. 2. This is available on the internet. See Marion Public Library. Refer to ONLINE RESOURCES.)

Football News: Linn-Mar Player of the Week: Doug Kersek. Offense: Doug Nicholas. Defense: Kyle Detbarn. Marion Player of the Week: Tim Shaffer. Offense: Mike Schmickle. Defense: Tony Kautz.
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