25 years ago
october 16, 1996
A bountiful fall crop is being harvested in Marion County. Pictured are Fred and Marguerite Utech as they were busy Monday cutting milo at their farm two miles south of Ramona. Fred estimates the yield at close to 10 bushels an acre.
Just in time for Halloween, more than 800 big orange pumpkins, trucked to Marion from New Mexico, are a colorful sight alongside the Christian Church on Elm Street. They are for a fund-raising project by JAM (Jesus and Me) to benefit the youth group of the church.
Shawn Markley of Marion and Lisa Zogelman of Florence were named Marion High School homecoming king and queen Friday during halftime ceremonies of the varsity football game won by the Warriors over Remington by a score of 61-0.
Jerod Hett, set loose by a dominating offensive line, was a one-man wrecking crew, scoring seven touchdowns and setting a new rushing record with 356 yards on 16 carries.
Staff Sgt. Jay Sandwell, son of Ken and Marge Sandwell of Marion, was a member of an Air Force team which took first place in a combat readiness competition held Sept. 8-14 at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City.
Beginnings in the 1800s, the grandparents of Lloyd Pagenkopf of Lincolnville made apple butter every year in a copper kettle over an open fire. They had a large family and cooked one or two batches a year.
Lloyd and his wife Beth, who acquired the kettle, continue to make apple butter every five years or so. The kettle holds 18 gallons, which takes three to three and one-half bushels of apples and about 40 pounds of sugar.
Pictured with them is their grandson Brad, holding great-grandson Braden, as they watch Beth stir a new batch of apple butter made using the original recipe.
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