35 years ago
october 20, 1976
For the second time in the past three years Marion won second place in state PRIDE competition and the first place winner went on to take the sweepstakes. Eureka was declared first place winner.
Cub Scout Pack 102 held a fishing derby Oct. 11 at Marion County Lake. Mike Kelsey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Kelsey, won the prize for the largest fish caught, the most fish, and the smallest fish. In fact, Mike was the only boy to catch a fish.
This week’s Personality Profile features H.J. (Jay) Groves, of Marion, a disabled veteran of the Korean conflict, mineral appraiser, law student, real estate broker, and geologist.
Four Marion High School senior boys were speakers at Kiwanis Monday, reporting on Boys’ State. They were Van Kerns, Marc Smith, Jay Wealand, and Brad Heerey.
Mrs. Gail Merrill and Mrs. Roger Hannaford returned Friday from a 16-day Continental Bus tour. Nineteen states were visited along with Canada and the District of Columbia.
St. Luke Hospital’s Candy Striper-Redcoat volunteer program is taking shape again after a five-year absence. Mrs. Edson Childs, EMS secretary, and Mrs. Charles R. Druse, St. Luke purchasing agent, are encouraging any interested ninth grade through senior-age students to contact them as soon as possible.