40 years ago
august 9, 1978
About 80 members of the Movement for a New Society attended a national organizing seminar during the past week at Stone Prairie. Located southwest of Marion, the native limestone building was known as Cedar Rest, the county poor farm. Emerging from the Quaker anti-war efforts of the late 1960s, the movement consists of a network of independent groups from across the United States and other countries around the world.
Helen Stromberg of Florence is pictured on the front page of this issue with tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, and cucumbers she had for sale during the farmers’ market on Saturday. Her pride and joy was a 10 lb. cantaloupe that was not for sale. Several smaller ones were.
Earnest and Florence Thompson are featured this week in Ruth Meyer’s “Personality Profile” feature.
The County Seat, Marion furniture store operated by Steve Widler and Brad Wildin, held grand opening festivities during the month of July, highlighted by a drawing July 29. Dorothy Lawrence was the recipient of the grand prize, a color television set. Delores Stika won second prize, a 9’ x 12’ carpet. Third prize went to Ruth Gound, a $50 gift certificate; fourth to Mrs. Keith Nelson, a $25 gift certificate. Throw rugs went to Mrs. Frank Hagans, Fern Carter, Karl Zimmerman, and Mrs. Robert Brenzikofer.
The MHS graduating class of 1948 will observe its 30th anniversary Saturday with a gathering at the VFW post home