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nov. 24, 1993

This week, the Marion County Record begins a new series of feature stories about people who made a difference in our community.

The initial article is about former Marion mayor Ira Newcomer, who now enjoys his retirement years as a resident of Elgin Apartments in downtown Marion.

A weekday highlight for him is “fellowship with the boys.” They enjoy a coffee break each morning at a special table at Marion Pharmacy. Pictured are Newcomer, Gail Merrill, Al Ollenberger, Roger Morse, and Dean Batt.

Halstead Fine Arts and Crafts Council has announced that Lyndon Hett of Marion will show wheat sculptures at its festival Dec. 4.

The Christmas decorations committee of Marion Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a holiday lighting contest again this year. Prizes will be offered to the best-decorated homes. First prize is $50, second is $35, and third place will receive $20.

Marion High School freshman / sophomore Scholars’ Bowl team placed third out of 30 Class 1A-4A schools Thursday in a tournament. Team members are Catherine Blount, Suzanne Blount, Chris Bowers, Courtney Goering, and Ethan Good.

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