40 years ago
october 14, 1981
City councilmen at Florence are seeking ways to remove a 200-foot logjam along the Cottonwood River at the east edge of town. City officials have contacted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for assistance.
Helen Case was presented with certificates of appreciation at the Kiwanis meeting Monday in honor of her late husband, Alex H. Case, who until his death last month, was the last surviving charter member of Marion Kiwanis Club.
A group of seven individuals have returned from a two-day visit in Fargo, North Dakota, where they toured the new office building of Lutheran Hospitals and Homes Society, operators of the local hospital. The group included Albert Klenda, president of the board of Marion County Hospital District No. 1, and other hospital officials.
Peabody City Council has signed a letter of intent to issue $100,000 in industrial revenue bonds for Heckendorn Manufacturing Co. of Cedar Point. The bonds will help the firm renovate and equip the former Eyestone, Paramount, Full Vision building in Peabody, which the company intends to use for manufacturing its products.
Cracking the cover of a book isn’t as hard as it once seemed, say some seventh and eighth-grade reading students at Florence Middle School. The students are required to read an established number of books to pass the course. Pictured while reading are Jeff Makovec and Jeff Jackson, who say reading is fun, but television is still number 1.
Roger Hoffman and other members of the Knights of Columbus sold Tootsie Rolls on downtown streets Saturday to raise funds for the benefit of the retarded. Shown buying a Tootsie Roll, and making a contribution to the fund, is Mrs. Warren Olson of Lincolnville.
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