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Honor Coach Robert Thurness
January 27, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Please join us in honoring Dr. Robert Thurness at the Heritage Center at 1:30pm on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Coach Thurness was instrumental in helping pull together our current Sports exhibit. He had planned to share some wisdom of his many years of coaching, including the positive impact coaching had on him and the many players he coached. Sadly, he passed away unexpectedly on October 13, 2018 and will only be able to join us in spirit. Coach Thurness was a high school teacher for 16 years, teaching American History, Biology, Physical Education, Geography and Government. Several players from his 3A State Football Championship team in 1980 from Marion High school will share some stories and remembrances, including Jeff Busse, John Crowley, Vaughn Klopfenstein, Kent Mahurin and Tim Touro. You are also invited to join us and are welcome to contribute to honoring Thurny as well as share your own sports stories. This is the last of a series of programs about the current exhibition 150 Years of Marion Sports, which runs through Sunday, February 24, 2019. Admission to the program and the exhibit is free courtesy of a grant from the McIntyre Foundation of Cedar Rapids. A reception and refreshments will be offered after the program.