Compiled from newspaper files
10 YEARS AGO
December 29, 2004
Judi Stewart, transitional first grade teacher at Marion Elementary School and students Dakota Young, Abby Newell, Cherokee Hurst, Jimmy Hayes, Kyle Eickleberry, and Alex Findley are pictured as Stewart shows her students how to grate an orange for orange peel, one of the ingredients for making decorated Christmas cookies.
City commissioners gave their approval Tuesday to Dave Hett of Hett Construction and the Tampa State Bank for the annual ball drop and fireworks display on New Year’s Eve. The ball drop will be at midnight on the Courthouse lawn and will be followed by a fireworks display from the parking lot of Cooperative Grain and Supply south of the courthouse.
Fern Palmer of Marion, former Burger-Shake owner, is featured in a column by Kathy Hageman. Today, Fern leads a quiet life, but still enjoys visiting with people.
Marion High School athletic teams experienced change and success in 2004. Players performed at high levels, bringing home medals and league championships. The top 10 sports stories from the past year have been chronicled on a special page, which includes pictures of golfers Travis and Nickolas Hett and wrestler Chelsea Arnhold.