10 YEARS AGO
December 26, 2007
Some of rural northern Marion County got an early Christmas present this week in the form of something so simple. Electricity. Even with the progress that has been made, some Marion County residents won’t have electricity by Christmas.
A kerosene lamp was blamed for a house fire Dec. 12 that completely destroyed a house at Aulne. The area was without electricity at that time because of the ice storm. The lamp was being used to light the home.
Local hairdresser and Marion County resident Amy Gillett is pictured showing three of her Precious Moments figurines despicting hairdressers. Gillett has Christmas trees in her shop Unique Designs in downtown Marion and at her home that are adorned with Precious Moments ornaments. She has more than 600 pieces in her collection.
The public is invited to meet on the Marion City Library lawn at 11:45 p.m. New Year’s Eve for the 2008 New Year’s Eve ball drop at midnight.
Marion Elementary School December students of the month are Grace Neal, Katelyn Christensen, Sydnee Baldwin, Erika Hess, Jacob Vondenkamp. Jacob Whitwell, Cassie Meyer, Betsy Williams, Taylor May, Bryce Shults, Logan Waner, Larry Ziemmermann, Emma Spachek, Zac Lewman, Timothy Knolla, Grif Case, and Jacob Baldwin.