25 years ago
august 20, 1986
City of Marion commissioners established an industrial development board Monday afternoon, naming John Crofoot as chairman. Other members appointed to the board include Larry Reiswig, Matthew Classen, D.W. Wheeler, and Bud Pierce.
Jim Donahue is pictured on the front page driving an antique buggy during the Marion County Fair parade. The buggy carries a sign to remind spectators of another upcoming celebration. Durham centennial will be held next year. Tampa will also celebrate its centennial in 1987.
A major project to remodel 11 patient rooms at St. Luke Hospital is slated to begin this week.
C&M Restaurant opens Sunday in the location of the former Dine-Inn Café. The new owner is offering a free carnation to the first 200 women at the opening.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Havlik celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday with a family dinner at Kingfisher’s Inn. A surprise reception was held at the Havlik home in the afternoon.
Two youngsters won their division in all three contests during Marion’s Harvest Moon Festival. The winners of the watermelon eating, seed spitting, and bubblegum blowing contest were Matt Helmer and Scott Dalrymple.