35 years ago
october 31, 1979
Thanks to the efforts of many persons over several years, Marion was the first place cash award winner in the population category 2,001 to 5,000 at the Kansas State PRIDE Day, held Oct. 27 in Wichita. This is the highest award possible in the sate cash awards competition. Thirty-two from Marion were there to cheer.
Marion High School students will be looking out new windows next fall. The board of education approved a $47,412 bid submitted Monday by Graham Window Company to install the windows.
Special feature writer Ruth Meyer’s “Personality Profile” this week features Delvin O’Dell, Florence grocer.
Shawmar Oil Co. entertained with a luau (hog roast) Saturday evening at Amelia Park near Antelope. Marland and Wilma Cloutier of Antelope and Jock and Delores Caldwell of Topeka hosted the event. A crowd of between 200 and 300 was present to enjoy the abundance of food.
Seven members of the Marion-Florence FFA Chapter participated last week in the district land judging school and contest at Kingman. Those attending were Brett Pippin, Lori Kelsey, Russell Hansen, Danny Ellis, Alan Hett, Sandy Carr and June Bliss.
A wedding reception was held Sunday afternoon at the Youngtown church honoring Dr. and Mrs. Russell Bowers of Colby, who were married Oct. 9.