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by By Voanne Hansen Times News · November 2nd, 2017


70 YEARS AGO 1947

The Marion Lions club is sponsoring a big window soaping contest this week with cash prizes for the boy or girl who draws the best picture. Entry blanks are available at the Hallwood Cafe, on 10th Street across from City Park. Drawings can be placed on any business window or sidewalk, using washable paint. Judges for this contest are Mayor Biddick, Mrs. H. G. Stitzel, and Mrs. A. E. Granger. First prize is $5, second prize, $2.50, and third prize is $1.00.

The Edison Pharmacy, located across from City Park on 7th Avenue, advertises that it is the place to go for Christmas shopping, with many items suitable for gifts. One of these is a Brownie Kodak for $3.16, federal tax included. The store does not expect any further orders on this item to be received until next year. Also nice for Christmas are desk sets, suitable for home or office. The magnetic holder allows the pen to rotate in any direction. Single or double sets are available, from $15 and up.



50 YEARS AGO 1967

Petitions from area residents have been received by the Marion City Council for the paving of 10th Street north of Indian Creek. The Marion Chamber of Commerce is also in favor of this request. Lee Coppock, city engineer, said this would be placed on the 1968 paving program. The north section of 10th Street is outside the Marion city limits and would have to be a project for Marion and Linn County.

Voting was light in the Third Ward three-way race for Marion council members, held at the Lincoln School building, 5th Avenue and 12th Street. The votes were: Begley, 73, Hefel, 16, and Johnson, 90. This places Edward Begley, 2550 5th Avenue and Richard Johnson, 2340 4th Avenue, in the running for council for the Third Ward.



30 YEARS AGO 1987

Eighteen-year Marion City Council veteran, Vic Klopfenstein, won the job of Marion's new mayor, defeating challenger, Leona Jean Smith, 2,064 votes to 421. In the only other contested race, Ward 3, Pat Carter received 1,043 votes which was not enough to defeat incumbent, Frank Reynolds, with 1,329 votes.

The Farmers State Bank's recognition of its customers in the Marion Sentinel this week featured Paul Ryan. Ryan is the owner and manager of Paul Ryan's Hairstyling and Tanning, located on Thirteenth Street, just off 7th Avenue.

Football Honors of the Week. Marion Indians: Indian of the Week is Todd Hutchins; Offense, Eric Mehlberger; Defense, Joe Rubelcava and Jay Brandt.
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