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Down Marion's Memory Lane
by By Voanne Hansen Times News · November 9th, 2017

70 YEARS AGO 1947

The hot lunch program for Marion High School and the Lincoln School students is expected to go into effect some time around the first of December. Much of the kitchen supplies have been received as well as 11 eight-foot tables. Two hundred chairs are expected soon. Mrs. S. H. Kellams has been hired as the manager of the program because of her experience in the preparation of meals for large groups. The cost of each meal will be 25 cents, with an additional six cents provided by the government.

The Marion Library will be observing the 28th anniversary of Book Week from November 16 through 22, as announced by Miss Metta Whitcomb, library director. This is a national observance to celebrate the importance of books in the lives of the young and old everywhere. New books will be on display but not available for borrowing until after November 22.

The OK Drive-in on Marion Boulevard is offering the following Sunday dinners: Roast Tom Turkey, savory giblet dressing and cranberry sauce for $1.25, or baked ham with fruit sauce, also $1.25.

50 YEARS AGO 1967

Ralph Potter will continue to serve as Marion's mayor. He was unopposed in the recent city election. Winners in the council elections are: First Ward, Willis Schnell; Second Ward, Laurence Martin; Third Ward, Frank Anthes; and Fourth Ward, Richard Johnson. Councilmen at large winners are Raymond Eckhart and William Grundy. Keith Grimm was elected Treasurer and Harold Hanna, Park Board; both unopposed.

The Wee Wisdom Time class of Resurrection Lutheran Church of Marion visited the Marion Library recently The purpose of the visit was to introduce the four-year-olds to the library. Mrs. Henry Kriegermeier of the library staff entertained the children with a story time.

30 YEARS AGO 1987

The final scrimmage for the UNI basketball team, before the 1987-88 season begins, will be held in the Marion High School gym. Date is November 18 at 7 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for students.

The Marion Congregate Meals program will be serving a Thanksgiving dinner on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. The menu will consist of roast turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cranberry Waldorf salad, rolls, and pumpkin pie. Marion's congregate meals are served at the Community Center, on 10th Avenue and 7th St., in the former Irving Grade School.
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