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Compiled from newspaper files

JANUARY 11, 2012

Replacing Duckwall stores is a priority for Marion and neighbors following closure of the stores a year ago to focus solely on their Alco brand. The shelves in the former stores in Marion, Herington, and Council Grove remain empty while local businesses have added some items to their inventories to compensate but an active search for replacement continues.

Roberta Ann Winter of Florence died Monday from injuries sustained in a three vehicle accident northeast of Walton on US-50.

Shown on the front page is a 2001 Ford Focus, still submerged in water south of Marion County Lake on Sunday. The car containing several Marion teenage occupants accidentally was flipped off a small bridge Saturday, landing upside down in 5-foot deep water. After the teenagers escaped they were transported by ambulance to St. Luke Hospital where they were treated for a few scrapes and bruises and released.

Marion Senior Center celebrated Elvis Presley’s birthday Friday with music throughout the day and collections on display but the highlight of the celebration came in the evening when Marc Baker of Wichita sang several of the King of Rock ’n’ Roll hits and showed off his dance moves.

Marion County will attempt to set a world record of the number of people toasting marshmallows around a single fire later this year.

Myron Graber of Graber Fur Company, Cheney, is pictured as he evaluates raccoon hides brought to a purchase stop at Johnson’s General Store near Florence. Young Marion County trappers Klayton and Kordell Krispense sold Graber several raccoon and opossum hides that they trapped on their farm south of Marion.

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