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july 28, 1993

Water was lapping against the top of the tainter gates at Marion Reservoir last week when the Corps of Engineers opened them a few inches to begin a slow but steady controlled release into the swollen Cottonwood River. If there is no more rain, the release will continue until conservation pool level is reached.

Residents started moving into the new wing at St. Luke Living Center July 19. A public open house is planned during Old Settlers’ weekend.

Family gatherings and reunions reported in this issue included the descendants of Orville and Nettie (Sill) Smith, relatives in the Pracht-Pratt and the Wm. Utech families, and descendants of Charles Sr. and Mary Heerey.

The Marion County Fair runs from Aug. 4-7 at the fairgrounds in Hillsboro.

Michelle and Tyler Miesse of Marion are pictured as they display their half-pound carrot, this week’s entry in the Marion County Record “Produce Derby.” Following the photo, they confirmed the carrot was as tasty as it looks. Their mother, Laurie, said it was grown from “Duckwall’s 10-cent seed.”

Nita Archer, P.A., has joined the medical staff at St. Luke Hospital as a physician’s assistant. A recent graduate of WSU, Archer will work with Don Hodson, M.D. in the clinic, hospital, and living center.

Rex and Vernolis Siebert will host the annual tour of the Kansas Hereford Association Aug. 9 at their Diamond X Ranch three miles west of Marion.

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