10 YEARS AGO
December 14, 2005
Marion City Commission approved a conditional warranty deed and lease agreement Monday with USD 408 for an outdoor swimming pool that will pave the way for new facilities. Voters within the Marion-Florence school district will have an opportunity to approve the construction of a new outdoor swimming pool, indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, and auditorium.
Betty Sanders of Marion is pictured holding a figurine she received in 1998 when she joined the Snow Babies Club. The curio cabinet behind her contains a collection of approximately 130 she has accumulated since 1990.
There’s a new store opening in downtown Marion. The thrift store will be owned and operated by St. Luke Hospital Auxiliary and will be called St. Luke Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shoppe.
Dr. Eugene Vinduska was surprised Dec. 4 with a party in honor of his 75th birthday. Hosted by his children, it was held in the basement of St. John Nep. Church, Pilsen.
Newton residents Larry and Barbara Smith plan to open Country Lakes Café Jan. 3 at 216 East Main Street, Marion. The Smiths have been visiting Marion County Lake for the past 20 years and will be making Marion their home. The restaurant will offer sandwiches and meals in the evening.