35 years ago
May 6, 1981
Resident property owners filed a petition with the City of Marion Monday afternoon seeking two blocks of paving, curb and gutter on North Freeborn Street from Kellison on the north to Sherman on the South.
Lack of moisture causes parts of Marion County Lake to look like a mud hole instead of a place for fishing, boating and swimming. Recent rainfall helped little, for there was no runoff needed to fill ponds and lakes.
American Red Cross Bloodmobile unit came to Marion Friday. The quota, 75 pints, was surpassed by 26 pints. Of the 101 pints collected, 30 were donated by students, mostly first timers. Pins were presented to Leroy Riggs and Harold Ewert, five gallons each; Rachel Keller and Jim Loney, two gallons; Rhonda Schinnerer, Raymond Bina and Denise Bina, one gallon pins.
Most folks don’t realize they are making a mistake when they call the stream running through the county seat “Mud Creek.” That stream stops at the north city limits where it joins Clear Creek from the northeast and becomes Luta Creek through town.
Gilbert-Poppe American Legion Auxiliary, Lincolnville, has selected Centre High School juniors Linda Albrecht and Robyn Novak as delegates to Sunflower Girls’ State in June. Jeannetta Bentz has been selected as the alternate delegate.