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august 30, 1962
State approval was received this week of plans for a Marion County Welfare Department office building, which cleared the way for announcement of details of the building by the county commissioners and the Welfare Department
Marion City Commission this week awarded the contract for the new storage tank addition to the city’s water system with construction to begin right away.
The excavation almost got ahead of the ground-breakers this week in a fast start at the site of the new office building being erected on South Coble Street. The 110-ft x 40-ft reinforced concrete block building is being built by the Marion Industrial Development Corporation, a private development group of Marion businessmen.
Members of the fifth grade Sunday school class of the EUB church enjoyed a swimming party Aug. 13 followed by refreshments in the park. Those present were teacher Ruby Winkley, Anita Hett, Shirley Helmer, Donna Ewert, Janet Hein, Sandy Turner, Vickie Boese, Kathy Coe, Susan Seibel, Diana Franklin, Jack Goentzel, Mike Schwendiman, Terry Conyers, Terry Plenert, Mike Regnier, and Dick Carr.
Top winners in the American Legion golf tourney at Marion Country Club Sunday were Ennis Unruh, first, James Kline, second, and George Higgins, third. Rosse B. Case was medalist, Robert Hoover was closest to the pin, and Wilbert Rindt had the longest drive.
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