By Bill Beard
For the Star-Gazette
After 46 years as a family getaway, the heirs of St. Louis Cardinals great Marty Marion have sold the 276.56-acre property. Sullivan Auctioneers held the auction at 4 p.m., Saturday, November 2 in St. Luke’s Banquet Hall in Virginia. Dick McCormick of Central Illinois Outfitters (CIO) in Springfield., purchased the property, which includes a fine home and 28-acre lake, for $1,440,222, or $5,222 per acre. The ground is 3.5 miles south of Chandlerville, on the Philadelphia Road, and within a half-mile of the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area (JEPCSFW).