110 YEARS AGO June 15, 1911 Marion has a new park, which has been christened, “Elza Park” in honor of E. J. Mentzer, is located between the railroad switch track running to te supply yards and Fifth Avenue, between 17th and 18th Street.

It was an impressive week for Linn-Mar’s softball team which went 7-1, improving its record to 10-4 on the season. The Lions shut out Dubuque in both ends of a doubleheader, swept Cedar Falls, split with Cedar Rapids Jefferson, and swept Xavier.

When I came home after the 2021 legislative session a few weeks ago, I drove around the many cities that make up my Senate district. I saw progress on derecho clean-up, main street work in Marion, new businesses in Hiawatha and growing restaurant crowds in Cedar Rapids.

Marjorie (Marge) Goldcamp, 101, of Marion, passed away on Friday, May 28, 2021, at her daughter’s home in Marion with her family by her side. A Celebration of Marjorie’s Life will take place at a later date in Ashland, Ky.