25 years ago
january 30, 1991
Federal census figures show Marion County with a population of 12,888. Population in three communities was provided separately. Hillsboro has a population of 2,704, counting Tabor College students, Marion has 1,906, and Florence, 638.
A combined 75 years of business experience is leaving Duckwall’s store in Marion this Thursday with the retirement of Bill Holmes, manager, who has been with the company since May 1950 and Betty Lee, clerk, since 1956.
Six Marion High School students, Amy Christensen, Jennifer Hanson, Eileen Hett, Kayla Jensen, Sara Mills, and Julie Sellers will compete Saturday in piano regionals at Hesston College.
Marion Cub Scouts held their annual Pinewood Derby contest Monday. First place went to Mitch Kukuk, second to Jack Branson, and third to Jess Brannon. Winner in Judge’s Favorite category was Scott Prior.
Centre High School quiz bowl team took first in the Eisenhower league tournament at Solomon Saturday. Team members include John Rziha, Jolene Hanschu, Mike Svoboda, Jason Lueker, and Diane Rziha.
Marion Kiwanis Club members honored for perfect attendance during Monday’s regular meeting included Alex Case, 34 years; Bill Meyer, 30; Bud Hannaford, 28; Gerry Harris and Leland Heidebrecht, 22; and Roger Morse, 14.