35 years ago
june 25, 1980
Mr. and Mrs. Woody Steinert of Tampa attended the Lawrence Welk show Thursday evening at the Coliseum at Wichita, a belated anniversary gift from their children. While eating at the Hickory House, the Steinerts got to talk to Guy Hovis, Lawrence Welk, Tom Netherton, and Myron Floren and got their autographs.
“We haven’t had a wheat crop like this in years,” said Bob Oller, manager of Cooperative Grain and Supply in Marion. Test weights at the elevator were averaging about 60 pounds per bushel. Prices rose about 10 cents over the weekend, topping $3.60 at most elevators.
Traffic along US-56 about three miles west of Marion will be detoured for the rest of the summer while a new bridge is being constructed over the South Cottonwood River.
Jim Richmond, Marion’s long- distance golf ball driver, was able to place only fifth at the regional long-drive championships in Kansas City the past weekend. Richmond had a drive of 286 yards Saturday, 18 yards shorter than the top driver, Terry Forcum of Ponca City, Okla.
Three Marion residents, JoAnn Ottensmeier, William Helmer, and Rosalie Schmidtberger will receive service awards from Greeley Gas Company Thursday at the company’s annual employee awards dinner.
Rex Wilson and Les Byer are pictured as they check dimensions for a new roof that will protect a water pump in East Park.