35 years ago
august 20, 1980
Sixty-two exhibitors showed up Saturday for Marion’s second annual “Art in the Park” day. This year’s fair, threatened by heat and weekend rains, drew 15 more exhibits than last year.
Marion Police Chief Ken Hoffman called attention at Monday noon’s Kiwanis meeting to a drive now in progress to provide bulletproof vests for Marion’s police officers. Jim Richmond of J & K Agency has donated $186 to purchase such a vest.
Two of Marion’s best-known public servants will soon retire. Ray Vinduska, 64, Marion postmaster will end 35 years of service Friday, Aug. 29. A.F. “Tommy” Thompson, 57, superintendent of postal operations, will retire Friday after 32 years of service.
Members of the board of directors of Marion County Hospital District No. 1 met Thursday and heard detailed specifications for the new physicians’ clinic to be located adjacent to the hospital.
Beginning as a part-time field supervisor, Ed Stenzel, 57, began working for the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) in 1947. He will retire Friday after 33 years with this federally funded agency.
This week’s Produce Derby entry takes a different direction. Marj Nienstedt brought what she says is the smallest tomato in Marion County — or, at least, from the Clear Creek community of Antelope.