june 28, 2000

An anonymous donor has provided a $10,000 cash gift to Marion City Library’s depot renovation project. The donor does not wish for any recognition, but believes strongly in the project to remodel the former depot into an expanded city library.

Scouts Andrew Brookens, Matt Rhodes, Clayton Chamberland, Justin Brookens, Chris Byer, and Jack Branson left Friday to spend a week on the waters in Quetico Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada. Adult leaders Bob Brookens and Rick Branson are accompanying them.

Kiwanis Club of Marion on Monday presented its first-ever Tablet of Honor to longtime active member Alex Case. Table of Honor recipients are listed on an accolade at Kiwanis International headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind.

First entry in this year’s produce derby is made by Ken Vinduska of Marion who offered the first tomato from his garden. He started plants inside this winter and transplanted them in the spring.

Harvest is about wrapped up in most of Marion County. Periodic rains throughout the county delayed harvest from time to time and prevented farmers from moving combines into fields. If any consolation to diminished results can be found, it may be in the fact that hay fields and spring-planted crops are flourishing.

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