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october 12, 1977

Kathryn Schimpf was officially sworn in Tuesday morning to begin her seventh term as Marion County Treasurer.

Policeman Joe Caulk was suspended Monday from further duties until the outcome of a hearing in district court. Caulk was charged and arrested Friday, after being accused of child abuse. He allegedly physically abused a boy living in his custody.

A picture and story in this issue tells of the former home of Judge H.A. Billings, originally built on South Lincoln Street (where the high school gymnasium stands) and how it is now located at 312 South Roosevelt.

Dr. O’Ruth Petterson, Wichita, announces the engagement of her daughter, Kathy, to Brad Backhus, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Backhus, Tampa. The couple has chosen Jan. 7 as their wedding date.

Members of the David Helmer Sr. family gathered in Marion Oct. 9, the first time the entire family had been together in 15 years.

Marion’s “Marching Warriors” band took part Oct. 1 in the annual Band Day at Kansas State University. Pictured holding the Warrior banner are Annette Nienstedt and Donna Stovall along with Donna Sherbert, band director Jean Ney, Bev Bezdek, and KSU band director Phil Hewett.

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