35 years ago
november 3, 1976
Twenty-five year service pins were presented to four volunteer firemen and city attorney D.W. Wheeler this week by Mayor Jack Regnier. The four firemen are Ralph Popp, Junior Bredemeier, LeRoy Hoffman, and Tommy Thompson.
Jack King, manager for Southwestern Bell here, announced this week that direct dial service will start in Marion on Nov. 15. Also announced was the automated home telephone that “memorizes” numbers and dials them automatically.
Brenda Tiedeman, laboratory technologist at St. Luke Hospital, is the subject of this week’s Personality Profile.
David Colburn, freshman at the University of Kansas and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Colburn of Marion, has been selected for the University Singers freshman choir.
Six area couples received century farm awards last Tuesday at the Marion County Farm Bureau dinner meeting. Those receiving certificates of recognition for maintaining farms within their families for 100 years were Mr. and Mrs. Olin Allison, Florence; Mr. and Mrs. William Vinduska, Lincolnville; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pankratz, Hillsboro; Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Cooper, Peabody; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Belton, Tampa; and Mr. and Mrs. Max Tharp, Peabody.
Forty-four sixth graders from Marion Elementary School, accompanied by teachers, Pauline Edmunds and Pat Waner, visited the Topeka Zoological Park Wednesday.