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december 26, 1979

Still chained and with one handcuff on, Timothy Newfield made a brief dash for freedom Wednesday night in Newton. Sheriff June Jost said Newfield leaped from his patrol car about 11 p.m., as it rolled to a stop in the driveway behind the sheriff’s office in Newton

Harry Weibert, former owner and operator of the Owl Car Café, is the subject of this week’s Personality Profile.

Wedding write-ups in this issue are those of Linda Bowers, and Randy Deiter on Nov. 24 and Mary Lou Steiner and Herbert E. Meier on Dec. 18.

Fanning the flames of public interest in fire safety, these fifth grade students at Marion Elementary School are pictured waving fireman’s hats donated by a fire insurance company. Class members include Pat Bernhardt, Jill Dannenfelser, Michelle Foth, Lucy Guerra, Dale Heidebrecht, David Hett, Devin Kelsey, Terry Looney, Jeff Makovec, Dale Peterson, Mark Raleigh, Robin Scheideman, Jeremy Schlehuber, Jeff Stenzel, Diane Vantuyl, Gail Walker, Sheila Weber, Mike Wheeler, Amy Hett and Doug Williams.

Dear Santa: I have been a good boy this year. Please bring me 10 fence for my farm set, a race track, a pair of boots, and some cowboy clothes. I will leave cookies and milk. Thank you. Love, Michel Soyez, age 4.

Pre-schoolers at Mary Ann’s Nursery School presented a program of singing and finger plays when Neo Century Club met Dec. 3.

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