35 years ago
july 22, 1981
About a dozen people spoke to the Marion City Commission Monday to express their protest to the “dirt dump and tin whistle” proposed by the Kansas Department of Transportation to replace the bridge over Luta Creek.
Kay Tajchman and Jackie Richmond are pictured as they acknowledge congratulations from passers-by after they were named the top two adult clowns in the July Jamboree parade Saturday.
Kelley Enos, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Enos, is camping and touring Colorado as part of the Girl Scouts Colorado Sky Trek program.
Two-year-old Kevin Hett is shown offering to share a piece of cake with his mother, Arlene Hett, as his sister, Suzanne, finishes her meal. The Hetts were representing the First National Bank of Hillsboro at the annual 4-H Businessmen’s Picnic in Central Park last Thursday.
Members of the Herman Behrendt family placed a bench in Central Park Sunday afternoon. The bench is a memorial to Behrendt, who died in October 1977.
A feature article by Laurie Shaneyfelt tells that Ron, Mark, and Greg Jirak and their 21-year-old brother, who is in Arkansas for the summer, own and operate the only truck garden in Marion County, according to the Farm Produce Book. This is the third year the brothers have run the gardens since their father, Leo, began the project several years ago.