40 years ago
december 31, 1980
City Commissioners were presented with preliminary facts and figures about the proposal to tap into Marion Lake, using the federal reservoir for municipal water supply.
Hillsboro presently is installing a water line to the reservoir, but will need to have a pumping station to force the liquid through its pipelines. Marion will not have to pump water, as it could flow by gravity from the lake to Marion.
Vandalism at Marion Elementary School was costly over the Christmas weekend. Custodian Bob Good is pictured as he inspects one of the 14 windows that were shattered.
Special feature writer Ruth Meyer in her “Personality Profile” article tells about Mable Amick, who became the “head of the household” at 16 following the death of her mother. After a lifetime of helping others, she now is able to spend more time doing things for her personal pleasure.
Ray Vinduska, Marion, scored a hole-in-one Tuesday afternoon at the Marion Country Club golf course. The ace occurred on the par three third hole. Albert Ollenberger and Harold Keazer witnessed the lucky strike.
Winner of the Marion County Record’s annual Christmas subscription contest is Jewell Amick of Marion who received a $100 gift certificate. Carl Bass, Marion, received $25 for second place; Mrs. Warren Olson of Lincolnville, third, $10; and Roy Hett, Marion, received $5 for fourth place.
Edward L. Janzen, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Janzen of Florence, has been promoted to manager of the Business and Management Science Systems for the A.E. Staley Mfg. Co., a major processor of corn and soybeans headquartered in Decatur, Illinois.
The first baby to be born at St. Luke Hospital in 1981 will receive several prizes from Marion merchants, who are sponsoring the annual baby contest.
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