35 years ago
July 4, 1979
The contract has been let to construct an attractive and spacious new building for the Marion National Bank, to be located on the same site as the present building at Third and Main. The bank expects to be in the new building next spring.
This week’s Personality Profile tells the story of the life of auctioneer Milton Hiebert.
The Tri-County Junior Miss Program will be July 24 and 25 with 19 high school senior girls taking part. Contestants representing Marion High School are Julie Hett, Lori Hett, Theresa Kroupa and Linda Schaffer. Those representing Centre High School are Brenda Albrecht, Paula Benda, Marlene Dvorak, Dawn Gutsch, Lynley Gutsch and Lori Stika.
As the nation searches for an alternative to horsepower or darkness, Rusty Longhofer of Marion has joined anti-nuclear protests springing up in the country by painting a personal plea on a sign on the north side of U.S. 56 highway east of Marion.
Robert Hoover and his wife FernEtta were honored guests at a dinner Saturday night in the VFW hall at Marion. The occasion was Bob’s retirement after competing 35 years of federal service—32 years with the Soil Conservation Service in Marion County and the remaining portion spent in military service during World War II.