25 years ago
may 27, 1992
Monday was a dark day for the Marion County Commission. Commissioners learned that the county has lost $3 million in oil production valuation due to a change in state law, which has been approved by the governor. Commissioners also received word that health insurance costs increased $32,000 and workmen’s compensation increased $25,000.
Work continues at Marion Elementary School as crews work to lay brick, which completes the exterior wall. The entire project, which will move all kindergarten through sixth grade classes to Marion Elementary School, is planned for completion by the time school opens in August.
Marion city employee Ron Hurtig is pictured as he scrapes a year’s filth from one of the numerous colored lights in the Memorial Fountain at Central Park. Hurtig, an electrician, spent Thursday morning getting the fountain in working condition for enjoyment of the public during summer months.
Robert Stillwell, principal at Centre High School for the past 10 years, is retiring in June following 33 years of classroom and administrative work in education.
Thirty-six students graduated from Marion High School Sunday afternoon at commencement exercises held in Marion Gymnasium. Alan Meisinger was named valedictorian and Lori Tice as salutatorian. Both also earned the outstanding senior award based on leadership, participation, academics, and loyalty to school activities.
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