35 years ago
november 19, 1980
Marion High School Swing Singers and quick-draw world champion Larry Lalouette will entertain farmers and stockmen at the annual Marion Chamber of Commerce steak feed Monday.
Monday was Ron Wineinger Day in Marion, by order of an official proclamation by Mayor Peggy Blackman. It was in recognition of his having won first place in extemporaneous public speaking contest at the Future Farmers of America national convention in Kansas City last week.
Ron Cork and Phyllis Melton of the Marion Chamber of Commerce are pictured as they present “first dollar” plaques to Norman Rowe, new owner of the Dine Inn Café, and Kathy and Bob Sprowls, new owners of Kingfisher’s Inn.
Seven Marion High School students were chosen for the district choir in auditions at Wichita’s North High School Nov. 1. Those selected were Gena Helmer, Jan Nuss, Lisa Richmond, Cindy Heerey, Greg Boyle, Paul Loney and Brad Seifert.
Kenneth Vinduska, general manager of Roundup Enterprises, Hillsboro, since 1978, has been named vice president of operations.
Regular travelers on US-56 were relieved Friday when Kansas Department of Transportation crews opened the newly constructed bridge over the South Cottonwood River three miles west of Marion. The detour will now be eradicated and the Bailey-type bridge, which was used to bypass construction, dismantled.