october 25, 1978

A trainload of eight 68-foot long pre-stressed concrete bridge spans rolled into Marion last week. They were parked on the railroad siding near the Co-Op elevator Tuesday night and transported Wednesday to the bridge site over the Marion flood control channel west of town.

Marion Chamber of Commerce members heard some little-know facts of Marion County history when Phyllis Melton gave a program Friday noon. She began by tracing the history of the county’s land development. Mrs. Melton said early settlers were told to “follow the Cottonwood River west, until it turns northwest, then go a few miles further along the river to where four streams meet and you will come to the most beautiful valley and “the best place I’ve seen.” The slogan “Best Place I’ve Seen” had its origin in that statement,” she said. “We’ve been carrying that slogan since 1860,” she observed.

Centre High School seniors David Mueller and Gayla Gutsch are pictured flashing big smiles after being chosen king and queen for Cougar homecoming festivities. Children who participated in the ceremony wee Justin Carlson, Kim Easterling, Jolene Hanschu, Jeff Kahns, Susie Martin, Matthew Nelson, Jennifer Nowak, and Travis Sybert.

This week’s Produce Derby winner is a four-pound radish that came from the garden of Herman Meyer of southeast of Lincolnville. The big vegetable measures just under five inches in diameter.

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