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august 13, 1986

City of Marion commissioners closed a deal Monday with Mrs. Tom Hett and her son, Rocky, for the purchase of their property on North Cedar Street. The city will purchase the 16 acres of land and buildings that housed the Hetts’ former John Deere machinery dealership, for a cash price of $112,500 plus 35 acres of city-owned land in the northwest portion of town. Closing date of the sale is Jan. 1, 1987.

An unusual reunion is scheduled for Sunday in the city park at Tampa. Tampa’s state championship softball team of 30 years ago will meet together again for a picnic and a great deal of reminiscing. Tampa’s town team won the Kansas championship at Great Bend in August 1956.

The five daughters of the late Ella and Alex Socolofsky and their families met at Telluride, Colo., the first week in August for a family reunion.

Chuck Bina, son of Raymond and Denice Bina of rural Marion, won second place in the boys’ 3-to 4-year-old division of a beauty contest at Tri-Rivers Fair in Salina. Chuck took part in the swimsuit and poise competition.

Jim Cogdill of Marion entered a 28-pound, 29-inch tall banana squash in this week’s Produce Derby.

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