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SEPT. 26, 2007

The City of Marion is optimistic about growth and development — so much so, it has put some money where it matters, in a 10,000-square-foot metal shell speculation building in the city’s industrial park.

Marion High School announced its 2007 homecoming candidates the past week at an all-school assembly. Winners will be announced Friday before the Marion vs. Hoisington football game. Candidates are Kimber Hardey, Chase Carlson, Tacy Taylor, Austin Hager, Bret Billings, and Lauren Helmer.

Kansas Highway Patrol technical trooper Robert Craft of Marion retired from the patrol Sept. 10 after serving for 26 years.

Congressman Jerry Moran recently re-appointed Richard Schwartz of Marion to serve on the 1st District Service Academy Selection Board.

Harold Bowers, 94, Marion, is pictured standing by a display of 70 kinds of barbed wire he collected during a working lifetime as a heavy equipment operator in several states. It can be seen at Marion Historical Museum, which will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Henry “Hank” Collett, Marion High School senior, was named this past week a commended student in the 2008 National Merit Scholarship program. His parents are Keith and Anne Collett of Marion.

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