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Margie Owens-Klotz recently retired from the Village of Orland Park after 40 years of public service. MARY COMPTON/22ND CENTURY MEDIA
In 1989, Margie's father, Mayor Fred Owens (right) and she (to his left) pose with a group of dignitaries on the then-new Village Hall property. Owens-Klotz retired in June. PHOTO SUBMITTED
Margie Owens-Klotz (left) and her daughter, Stephanie Owens, are tag-teaming running the show at Owens Media. MARY COMPTON/22ND CENTURY MEDIA
Margie Owens-Klotz is considered one of many unofficial village historians. She is shown here sharing Orland Park’s story with Cub Scouts who visited the Village’s cultural center. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARGIE OWENS KLOTZ
Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter
2:26 am CDT July 22, 2019

When Margie Owens-Klotz started working for the Village of Orland Park in 1977, Jimmy Carter was president, Melvin Doogan was mayor, Orland Square was a year old and fewer than 10,000 people lived in town.

Owens-Klotz recently participated in the village’s early retirement program, stepping down from overseeing the public relations for the village and witnessing four decades of village history.