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JAN. 26, 1994

City crews are pictured removing overhanging signs from the downtown business district.

Marion officials are encouraging businesses to use flat signs only instead of signs hanging over the sidewalk.

They say overhanging signs detract from architectural details and produce visual clutter while flat signs are more attractive and do a better job of advertising.

Retired teacher Alvina Hoffman and her husband, Earl, are featured this week in reporter / photographer Amy Smith’s weekly article “They made a difference.”

Eileen Hett is student of the Month at Marion High School. A senior, her parents are Clifford and Evelyn Hett of rural Peabody. Eileen plans to pursue a business degree at Emporia State University.

Scot Williams won Sunday’s Pinewood Derby at Eastmoor United Methodist Church. Chad Palic took second, and Andy Holt third. The award for judges’ favorite design went to Matt Rhodes.

Winners of the Marion Elementary School spelling bee were Dustin Sherbert and Camille Wessel. They will represent the school Feb. 9 at the Marion County spelling bee.

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