35 years ago
november 12, 1980
For the second year in a row, the City of Marion placed first in community development at the annual PRIDE awards convention held Saturday in Salina. Marion placed highest among the 12 cities of comparable population entered in the competition.
Marion County Hospital District No. 1 board of directors has accepted a bid from Abbott Construction, Salina, to build a complex equipped for three doctors’ offices and one dentistry practice at 1014 E. Melvin, Marion.
Soccer has been learned and enjoyed by a number of Marion children this past spring and fall. The climax of their practices was a game Saturday morning at Hillsboro. The team playing against Hillsboro consisted of Jason Bina, Chris Blackman, Dan and Chad Christensen, Thad and Dodie Cork, Dale Heidebrecht, Mike Helmer, Andy Hett, Larry McLain, Sheri and Lori Plenert, Charlotte and Eric Thies, and Brad and Greg Tice.
Wichita State University students have completed their archeological diggings at the site of the purposed new sewer lagoons in the northwest part of Marion and found nothing significant.
Meat prices at Dave’s IGA this week include center cut chuck roast for $1.39 per pound; 80% lean ground beef, $1.39 lb.; Good Value bacon, 12 oz. pkg., $1.19; and fresh fryer legs or thighs, 99c lb.