february 21, 1979

Melissa Johnston and Mike Helmer are pictured during Lois Anderson’s first grade art class at Bown-Corby School. They are cutting out hatchets and decorating them with red cherries, green leaves, and brown stems in honor of George Washington’s birthday.

Sgt. Oscar Becker, supervisor of Kansas Highway Patrol troopers for this area since 1965, is retiring. His position will be assigned to Sgt. William Whitenack, a native of Olathe.

An article written by reporter Mike Heckman features Marion Die & Fixture Builders Inc., owned by Jack Richmond and Roger Hoffman. During the past two years, the partners have indelibly stamped their company’s imprint on the Kansas tooling trades.

Jim Costello, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Costello of Tampa, and Theresa Alvarez, daughter of Delora Alvarez of Lost Springs, reigned as King and Queen at the Centre High School homecoming game Friday. Marion spoiled the royal reception by beating the Cougars 63-59 and earning first place in the CVL.

Betty Laue and Harvey Sanders, both of Marion, announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The wedding is planned for March 17.

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