35 years ago
January 9, 1980
The architectural firm of Kiene and Bradley, Topeka, has been hired to design a new clinic building at St. Luke Hospital. The clinic will provide office space for physicians. It is proposed that it will be located on the hospital grounds, south and west of the present emergency entrance.
The first baby born at St. Luke Hospital this year is Grant Lee Bowers, first-born son of Norman and Pat Bowers of Marion. Grant was born at 11:39 p.m. Jan. 6. He weighed seven pounds two ounces and was 21 inches long.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Schmidtberger of Marion announce the engagement of their daughter, Lori Kay, to Patrick C. Loney, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Loney of Marion. An Aug. 9 wedding is planned at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Pilsen.
Lynn Christensen may retire next year, but sons John and Jim will help their father operate new facilities for Lynn’s Truck and Tractor, which will be located on the west edge of Marion. The Christensens plan to build a new $300,000 office, repair shop and showroom on an 11-acre tract of land adjacent to US-56 highway at the west edge of Marion.
Fourteen members of Marion Kiwanis Club received awards for perfect attendance at the club’s Monday noon meeting. Those with longest perfect attendance included Homer Stenzel, 30 years; Alex Case Jr., 23 years; Bill Meyer, 20 years; Roger Hannaford 17; Gerry Harris, 12; and Leland Heidebrecht, 11.