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september 3, 1980

The post office flag flew at half-staff Thursday morning as Marion mourned the loss of a former postmaster and friend, Paul R. Shahan.

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Blackman have purchased Schoneman Shoe Store from Mrs. Homer Stenzel. They took over operation of the business Tuesday. Millie Soyez, longtime employee of the store, will remain with the Blackmans.

St. Luke Hospital Auxiliary will celebrate its first decade of service Sept. 11 at the annual meeting of the organization. The auxiliary was organized after Marion County Hospital District No. 1 was organized and purchased from the order of Catholic nuns who had operated it since 1951.

It was no contest when a Katy freight train met with a pictured Pontiac sports car Sunday afternoon at the crossing north of Marion on Cedar Street. Doug Druse, driver of the car, was only slightly injured but his Trans Am suffered extensive damage.

Mrs. Walter Hayen, Youngtown correspondent, reports area residents Kristi Kraus, Theron Nienstedt, Kristine Bateman, Lesley Sieger, and Kristin Groening will be attending kindergarten this year.

Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Konarik of rural Marion have returned from an extensive two-week trip to Czechoslovakia where they visited Rudy’s cousins and their families and many places of historical interest.

This year’s Marion High School Future Farmers of America “sweetheart” candidates rode on a float in the Labor Day parade at Florence. The candidates are Jami Shirley, Kris Kelsey, Mary Medina, Tangie Hardey, and Lori Kelsey.

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