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sept. 27, 1978

Class photographs of Marion’s Hill School and other documents dating from the turn of the century have been donated to the Marion County Historical Museum by the family of Ruth Keller. Forrest Kelsey framed the photographs, and he and Ted Winter, museum caretaker, hung them in the museum Sept. 21.

Mercil Wight, who has found time for two careers and attended 66 Old Settlers Days in Marion, is the subject, along with her husband, Ollie Wight, of this week’s Personality Profile by feature writer Ruth Meyer.

Midian Shrine Temple’s Legion of Honor drill team will march in the Old Settlers Day parade Saturday. The team has won first in the nation during competitions the past two years.

Congressman Dan Glickman announced this week that the Elgin House apartment complex has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Other buildings in Marion listed on the register include Marion County Courthouse and Hill School. All are prime examples of native limestone construction, which earned Marion the title of Stone City in the 1880s.

An article by staff writer / photographer Pam Vinduska features Neva Applegate, Ramona correspondent for the Marion County Record.

Last modified Sept. 20, 2023