25 YEARS AGO
october 14, 1987
Marion residents will run through a mock legal system Nov. 10 to raise funds for the American Heart Association. Persons who have agreed to be “Cardiac Arrested” include the Rev. Gerry Sharp, Marion Ogden, Bob Brock, John Burke, Nathan Smith, Charles Kannady, Barry Allen, Jim Christensen, and Craig Hanson. The jailbirds must call upon friends to raise money for bail, which ends up as a donation for the heart association.
Don Stenzel, a farmer who lives in the extreme northwest part of the school district, was appointed Monday to the Marion school board to fill the seat vacated when Gene Kramer moved out of town.
Six Marion High School students are candidates to become royalty Friday during homecoming festivities. King candidates are Larry McLain, Jason Bina, and Dean Baldwin. Queen candidates are Mary Margaret Mills, Dena Connell, and Steph Summerville.
The new Marion County “boom mower” was tested Friday along a county road. The machine’s long hydraulic arm positions rotating blades to trim branches of overhanging trees. The $40,487 machine also is able to mow grass in ditches and saw off six-inch stumps.
Jim Versch, art instructor at USD 408, is featured in an article provided by John Burke, superintendent of schools.