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march 9, 1994

This week’s popular profile of someone who made a difference to the town features Ben Meier, who came to Marion in the 1920s after an offer of a farm job paying $50 per month, plus room and board.

He later became a restaurant owner until being washed out in the 1951 flood; served as mayor for three years; and worked for Riddle Soil Service, Beech Aircraft, and Boeing and finally as a bus driver for the Marion school system.

A party is planned March 17 at the home of Marian Crofoot to recognize the birthday of Carla Stovall, a Marion native who is a Republican candidate for nomination as Kansas attorney general. It is a “come and go” party from 5 to 7 p.m. and is open to the public.

For the sixth year in a row, the Florence Middle School band earned a I rating at the Cottonwood Valley Junior League instrumental festival and clinic. Soloists, all receiving Is, were Andy Albrecht and Jerod Hett, trumpet; Chad Buchholz, saxophone; Nick Kraus, baritone; and Cy Prior, tuba.

Master Sergeant Terri Lehman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Robinson of Florence, continues to earn honors and recognition for professional performance in the Air Force.

In December, she was named non-commissioned officer of the quarter for her squadron. Later, she was named senior NCO of the year.

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