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august 9, 1962
Groundbreaking exercises for the all-new Evangelical United Brethren Church will be held this Sunday evening, according to the Rev. G. Carol Gilbert. The groundbreaking will be held at the location of the new church which is slated to be in the Eastmoor Addition to Marion.
The Vestring brothers (Jim, Bob, and Jack) of Burns have purchased the controlling interest in the Burns State Bank, it was announced the week. C.L. Brunner will remain as president of the bank.
Cheryl Cox, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. James Cox, celebrated her seventh birthday Saturday with a cookout at the Marion County Lake. Guests were Teresa Case, Lisa Holmes, Kendra Lundgren, Paula Mayginnes, Karen Pankratz, Cynthia Swain, Jeanne Widler, Becky Wood, and Chris Vogt.
Marion City Commission will open bids Monday night for the new water tower, which is proposed to be constructed in the southwest corner of the athletic field.
Garry Klose, 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Klose, was pitched from a horse Thursday and received a compound fracture of his arm near the elbow.
Death Valley in California still holds the record for the highest temperature officially recorded in the United States. The mercury climbed to 134 degrees on July 10, 1913.
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