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Down Marion's Memory Lane
by By Voanne Hansen Times News · October 12th, 2017

70 YEARS AGO 1947

Two stop signs purchased by the Marion American Legion have arrived and will be installed within a few days. They will be located on 7th Avenue at 10th Street and 13th Street. The signs are similar to the overhead signs in Cedar Rapids. The signs will be controlled by electricity. The "STOP" sign drops into place when school children are crossing the streets. They will be used in the morning, at noon, and again when school is out in the afternoon. Permission was obtained from the State Highway Commission. That group had originally refused to allow the installation of stop signs on a highway.

The Marion City Council has passed a curfew ordinance prohibiting minors under the age of 16 from being on the streets after 11 p.m. The ordinance is a revision of a similar one passed in 1874 which prohibited any boy or girl under the age of 18 from being on the streets after 10 p.m.

50 YEARS AGO 1967

The Milwaukee Railroad has announced that the passenger trains No. 19 and 20, the Arrow, operating between Chicago and Omaha, made their last trips from both terminals on October 5. The railroad continues to offer Chicago to Omaha passenger service on three other daily trains. These are the City of Los Angeles-City of San Francisco, The Challenger, and the City of Portland-City of Denver. These are operated by the Union Pacific west of Omaha.

Among many current Marion businesses, the following offer their services: Pizza Pete, 453 7th Avenue; Mr. Bill's, 720 10th Street; Ross Beauty Shop, 235 14th Street; Queen 'N' Teen, 1185 7th Avenue; Linn County Savings & Loan Association, 743 12th Street; and J. F. Anderson Lumber Company, 1360 7th Avenue.

30 YEARS AGO 1987

Vice-President George Bush will speak to Linn-Mar High School students on October 13 at a school-wide assembly. The time will be announced at a later date. After making a few remarks, Mr. Bush will answer questions for about 45 minutes. This session will not be open to the public.

Marion High School homecoming candidates for Queen and King are Kim Hutchins and Cheryl Herring for Queen, and Lars Farner, Mike Schmickle, Rob McComas, Dan Royer and Nicklas Hall for King.

Football Honors: Linn-Mar-Lion of the Week is Vince Fowler. Defense, Kent Ochs and Offense, Ted Sheely. Marion High-Defense, George Richards and Offense, Jay Brandt.
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