Compiled from newspaper files
10 YEARS AGO
march 23, 2005
The good news is Duckwall Variety Store in Marion and ALCO Discount Store in Hillsboro are not on the current list of stores to close. The bad news is no store is safe. On Thursday, Duckwall-ALCO Stores, Inc. announced 20 stores in nine states were closing, including seven in Kansas.
Firefighters from Marion, Lincolnville, and Florence fought a large fire March 16 that raged across a northeast Marion County pasture for more than three hours before being contained and extinguished.
Pictured on the front page is Evelyn Hett of rural Marion as she holds her granddaughter, Alli Hett, while she enjoys a donut at Marion Auto Supply’s annual customer appreciation day Tuesday afternoon.
A party at the courthouse March 16 honored Sue Thomas as she retired after 19 years with Marion County Appraiser’s office.
An item by Susan Cooper in this issue features Daryl and Pat Enos and their family’s custom wood working business, River Mill Woods.
The Lincolnville City Council voted Thursday evening to purchase the former Lincolnville Clinic from Marion County Hospital District No. 1. The former clinic is to be used as the Lincolnville City Building.
Burns native Brice Durbin will be inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame April 16 in Wichita.