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november 6, 1996

The long anticipated construction of housing complex, Sunrise Apartments, will start soon, Mayor Peggy Blackman told the commission Monday. Even though more funds are needed, a contract will be let on Tuesday.

Pictured is Erna Thea “Nicky” Hoffman of Marion as she displays the Certificate of Naturalization she received Oct. 21after living in the USA 35 years. She voted Tuesday, the first time as an American citizen.

Marion County voters turned out in droves Tuesday for the presidential election, backing Bob Dole in his losing bid for the presidency.

“Beary Special Babies” born at St. Luke Hospital during the month of September are: Jacob Perry Clayton born Oct. 5; Tristen Ross Hett, Oct. 9; Katelyn Sif Dold, Oct. 13; Harley Lynne Britton, Oct. 18; and Dylan Jerome Carpenter, Oct. 27.

In their most exciting football this year, the Marion High School football team edged Hesston 29-26 for the district playoffs, and a chance to participate in the play-offs

Marion Chamber of Commerce ambassadors Violet Richmond and Gene Winkler are pictured as they present a first dollar of profit plaque to Bearly Makin’-It Antiques owners Marion Ogden and Dennis Maggard. Also pictured is Durward Oblander, a Marion native who now lives in Newton, and opens the store a couple of days a week when Ogden and Maggard are unavailable.

Jeff Hanschu, son of Lyle and Carol Hanschu of Lost Springs, has been selected as this year’s Centre High School winner of the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation leadership seminar. Jeff was selected based on leadership ability, sensitivity to others, personal incentive, and leadership potential.

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