45 years ago
jan. 11, 1978
A Pride sign on US-56 near the east edge of Marion shows five blue ribbons the town has won, with space remaining for three more. The three will be awarded at a Pacemaker banquet in March and then will be placed on the sign.
The City of Marion this week signed a contract for construction of a cable television system. Completion of the project is expected this spring.
Four Marion County ambulances supervised by county emergency medical services made 25 runs during December. Twenty of the calls were within the county, and five were to transport patients outside the county.
The Earl Wineinger home, less than a mile south of Marion County Lake dam, burned to the ground early Wednesday morning. The family escaped without injury. The only possessions saved were a few items that were downstairs. Wineinger is the Marion High School agriculture instructor.
According to Marion city clerk Lucille Britain, 55 building permits were issued during 1977. Twenty new homes were built in the city during 1977. Seven businesses were constructed, enlarged, or remodeled, and a number of garages, patios, porches, carports, and storage buildings were built.
Leroy Burton, former Marion High School teacher, is back on the faculty after a three-year stint teaching and coaching in a U.S. Department of Defense school in Stuttgart, Germany.
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