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april 5, 1978

Marion city commission received both bad and good news Monday afternoon. The bad news is that Kansas Power and Light has raised rates a whopping 43 percent. The good news is that construction has started on Marion’s CATV community antenna cable television system.

Employees of Master Crafts and its owner, Bill Wray, have been working on one of the biggest orders of the company, that of utility tables for use at Army Corps of Engineers recreation areas. They have been hauled, as completed, to spots in Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas. Half of the order, 3,220, have been built and delivered so far.

Representative Pascal Roniger is pictured as he watches Gov. Robert Bennett sign House Bill 3197 that gives Hospital District No. 1 of Marion County the legal authority to construct a medical clinic for physicians. The district owns St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

Galen Rapp, manager of Marion, Hillsboro, and Lehigh Cooperative Grain and Supply facilities, is the subject of this week’s “Personality Profile.”

Pat Fruechting, Marg Kerns, and Donna Stovall have been selected as delegates to the 36th session of Sunflower Girls State. Annette Nienstedt is alternate. Delegates chosen to attend Boys State are Bill Hoch, Rick Richmond, Kevin Wilson, and Doug Heerey. Alternates are Barry Allen and Chuck Gough.

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