35 years ago
march 10, 1982
Marion County Commissioners announced Monday they have hired Richard L. Teaford of Valley Falls to serve as engineer for the county road and bridge department. Teaford’s duties will include everything involving roads and bridges in the county.
Hundreds of cars clogged streets in Jex Addition Thursday at the Howard Ford Estate auction. Well over 1,000 people crowded around during the two-day sale of welding and machine tool equipment and supplies in frigid temperatures. Bidders were present from several states.
The Tim Hett home on the Elmer Geis farm three miles northeast of Marion received over $11,000 damage when a fire broke out on the roof the evening of March 1. Cause of the blaze was believed to be built-up creosote in the chimney.
Seventh grader Lucy Guerra, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Tomas Guerra of Marion, was the winner in the Marion County Spelling Bee held at Marion Elementary School March 3. Lisa Stika, Centre, and Darin Schrag, Goessel, also seventh graders, were second- and third-place winners, respectively.
Three girls from Marion are among student musicians who will tour the northwest plains states March 20-28 with the Tabor College choir. They are Joan Hiebert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hiebert, Beth Regier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Regier, and Colene Wiebe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wiebe.