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june 29, 2011

Wheat harvest yields were averaging between 40 and 50 bushels per acre Friday. Farmers had been concerned that yields would be below average because of the dry spring. Stan Utting, general manager of Agri-Producers Inc. in Tampa, estimated yields were up to 10 bushels per acre more than farmers expected.

Featured Friday and Saturday at Marion’s sesquicentennial celebration will be an antique flea market, car show, ice cream social, cake walk, free movie, and dance.

Pam Bowers, who landscaped and continues to care for plants in the backyard of her mother, Marian Crofoot, is pictured as she guides a couple from Wichita who attended the Marion Garden Tour Saturday. Approximately 250 people attended the event sponsored by Marion City Library.

The emergency entrance at St. Luke Hospital, Marion, is closed because of construction. All patients and emergency personnel are to use the former front hospital entrance from
Freeborn Street.

Evan Heidebrecht winds up to throw a pitch during a 10-and-younger baseball game Friday. For many families, baseball is an especially good opportunity for family fun and bonding while children are out of school.

Try-outs will be held Tuesday and Wednesday for the melodrama production of “Rat Catcher’s Daughter,” the play to be performed Aug. 12 and 13 as a part of the community’s sesquicentennial celebration.

Justin Barr, a junior-to-be at Marion High School, is pictured as he discharged fireworks Tuesday afternoon at his home southeast of Marion. It won’t be legal to shoot fireworks in the city limits until Friday, but the Independence Day fireworks season already is in effect in areas outside the city limits in the county.

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