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july 3, 1996

This week the Marion County Record joins the rapidly growing pool of newspapers available on the Internet. At the age of 127, the Ol’ Thing has ventured into cyberspace, which is a far cry from the shirttail of handset type and sheet-fed press of 1860.

Jessica Laurin, DVM, told Marion Kiwanis Club members Monday that the opening date for Animal Health Center of Marion County is set for Aug. 1. The center is located in the former Soil Conservation Service building on south Coble Street.

A 1880s vintage baseball game exhibition will be a special highlight this year to Peabody’s ever-popular annual observance of the patriotic holiday.

Nowak Construction was low bidder for an extensive newer improvement project to begin this summer in Marion. The project is to improve and increase sewer capacity on the east side of Marion, with a new line going south, then west, to the sewer lagoons.

Ken Riffel, manager of Marion Pizza Hut, distributed free pizza to farmers bringing wheat to Marion’s co-op elevator. He is shown handing a slice of the welcome treat to J.B. Miesse.

Staff writer Rowena Plett writes about Jim Hein, a native of Durham, who restores Ford Thunderbirds to their original quality and beauty. His workshop is located in downtown Durham and is known as Hein’s Classic Cars.

The law offices of Morse, Batt, Brookens & Collett announces the retirement of Roger H. Morse.

An entire page of this issue is devoted to the historic home and park of the William H. Billings family who arrived here in 1869. The article contains numerous photos and information of the town’s settlement.

A group of combines and harvest trucks turned out Thursday to help cut wheat fields owned by Willard Hett of rural Marion. Hett’s wife, Alvina, died the previous week so his neighbors took an afternoon off from their own harvest to help out.

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