35 years ago
march 12, 1980
Pictured on the front page are women representing the federated clubs of Marion as they make the initial $900 deposit in an account to finance drilling a well and constructing an underground watering system in East Park.
On Jan. 1, 1964, Matt Classen, at age 30, became the youngest bank president in the state of Kansas. Special feature writer Ruth Meyer features the life story of Classen, president of Marion National Bank, in this week’s “Personality Profile”.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Popp of Marion announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Joanne Louise, to David A. Loewen, son of Dr. and Mrs. Henry Loewen of Hillsboro. A June wedding is planned.
The program at the March 3 meeting of Neo Century Club was presented by Mrs. R.R. Melton, who gave a talk on the collection of designs for piecrust top designs.
Doug Marler was the winner of a $250 gift certificate from Wylies of Hutchinson Monday morning when he solved the “Ellery Queen Mystery” on radio station KSKU-FM.
Marion’s Gerry Harris has established a good name for himself as one of the most proficient basketball officials in Kansas. This week he will work the 6A sub-state, the 5A tourney at Emporia and March 29 will work at the national women’s junior college all-star game.