40 years ago
june 21, 1978
Gov. Robert Bennett has announced the appointment of Edwin G. Westerhaus as associate district judge of Marion County effective immediately. Westerhaus succeeds Magistrate Judge Henry F. Loveless, who retired.
Two Marion County men were seriously injured and one died Tuesday following the crash of a single-engine Beech Bonanza taking off from the Hillsboro Airport. The men are Blaine Briggs of Marion, Dennis Klassen of the Canada community, and Paul Rundstrom, Hillsboro insurance executive, who died that afternoon at KU Medical Center.
The 180-foot tower being erected today for the Marion Cable TV service will capture television signals from the air and transmit them over a coaxial cable to viewers in Marion. Already installed, an earth station or “dish” antennae will capture signals from an orbiting satellite. Both will be utilized to bring a greater variety of programs to Marion CATV subscribers.
A chartered bus has been engaged to take Marion area fans to a baseball game in Kansas City July 9. Anyone interested should contact Ed Navrat.
Junior Bredemeier, city superintendent, reports that the split found in the water main just west of Steve’s Dairy Palace was enclosed in two “sleeves” with rubber-lined metal clamps encircling the pipe and that the leak has halted.
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