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Compiled from newspaper files

january 12, 2005

Marion County and 55 other Kansas counties were declared state disaster areas Tuesday after a savage winter storm ripped apart trees, power lines, and in some cases homes, leaving thousands of residents shivering without power in what was forecast to be subzero weather. Marion was without power for 30 hours.

Dan Holub is pictured signing an oath document after he took his oath of office as Marion County Commissioner of district two. Michael Powers, chief judge of the Eighth Judicial District, swore in the officials.

Westar Energy employees from several states converged on Kansas this week to help with downed power lines and outages after the devastating ice storm that covered the state.

Marion County residents are invited to celebrate Kansas Day Jan. 29 at McGillicuddy’s Restaurant in Marion. A Kansas roast beef dinner will be served followed by a program on early day Kansan, Clarinda Nichols, provided by the Kansas Humanities Council.

Cedar Point native son Colonel Wayne Thompson retired Friday after serving 25 years in the Air Force. Col. Thompson was Chief Wing Safety of the 45th Space Wing in Melbourne, Florida. He was responsible for clearing air space for missiles and shuttles.

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