35 years ago
february 11, 1981
Charles Schmidtberger, state game protector, is pictured releasing a tom turkey Thursday near Clear Creek north of Marion. Schmidtberger released five of the birds in an effort to repopulate the area with wild game
Delegates who will represent Marion’s American Legion Auxiliary, Kiwanis Club, and banks at Girls’ State this year are Mickey Costello, Loraine and Loreen Wiens. Alternates are Margi Dyck, Debbi Kreutzman, and Melissa Robinson.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stuchlik of Lost Springs will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiving Feb. 21, followed by a family dinner. At 9 p.m., the couple’s 14 children and their families will host a reception and dance in their honor at the Starlight Ballroom in Pilsen.
Al’s Café at Lost Springs re-opened Jan. 29 after being closed several years. Delora Alvarez, owner, and her daughters, Audrey and Theresa, operate the café, which features Mexican food.
County Appraiser Max Hayen is the subject of this week’s “Personality Profile” by Ruth Meyer.
The PRIDE committee has earned more blue ribbons. Marion was approved in the “recreation and parks” category. It has now been approved in 16 of the 23 areas on its way to Pacemaker II status. Two communities, Newton and Oberlin, have received this distinction.