Compiled from newspaper files
15 YEARS AGO
Dec. 26, 2007
More than 100 people braved cold weather Wednesday evening to attend the Marion County Record and Marion Chamber of Commerce Christmas in Marion finale. Grand prizewinners’ names were drawn. Julie Nelson won the grand prize of $350. Other cash winners were Joyce Loomis, $200; Carl Helm, $150; Eva Smith, $100; Sharon Kelsey, $75; Juanita Stovall, $50; and Joe Lovelady, $25.
A kerosene lamp was blamed for a house fire Dec. 12 that destroyed a house at Aulne. The area was without electricity at the time, and the lamp was being used to light the home.
Molleker brothers Aaron, 12, and Adam, 15, each bagged his first deer Dec. 2 at the former Marion County landfill.
Eugene Enos is pictured displaying a partially completed wall hanging being made by him for a customer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Enos began making wooden Christmas tree ornaments in the past year and since March has created 80 pieces. Most are given to family members, but a few are on sale at River Mill Woods in Marion, a retail store operated by his son, Daryl, and Daryl’s wife, Pat.
A new shelter house will be built at Central Park in memory of former Marion resident Mark Applegate. Memorial funds will be used. The city will provide a wheelchair ramp and electricity.
Last modified Dec. 7, 2022