40 years ago
august 2, 1978
Frank and Lorraine Havlik are featured in an article telling of their experience as owners of the Mainliner Motel near the east end of Main Street in Marion where the “No Vacancy” sign is out most of the time.
Joyce Richmond garnered 10, 179,880 votes in Jacksons’ “fun program” that concluded Saturday and received a stereo system worth $269. Others receiving prizes were Gerri Hett, portable sewing machine; Ruth Lange, luggage; Ruth Brooks, grandfather clock; Margaret Tice, stainless steel flatware; Sandy Tajchman, $100 gift certificate; Judy Christensen, watch; Karen Druse, $50 gift certificate; Frances Bezdek, electric knife and cutting board; and Olinda Klein, $25 gift certificate.
More than 100 men and approximately 25 firefighting vehicles were utilized to extinguish a prairie fire Saturday afternoon in a pasture south of Florence.
The economics department of Kansas State University is compiling a booklet of stained glass windows in Kansas. St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church at Pilsen has been chosen as having the outstanding windows in Marion County.
In spite of high temperatures and scarce rainfall, area gardeners continue to gather a bountiful harvest, JoAnn Nowak of Pilsen grew an 8½-pound cantaloupe. “I just watered it and kept the bugs scared off,” she explained Friday in the Record office.