40 years ago
january 24, 1979
Officers elected at the Marion County Regional Planning and Development Commission meeting Thursday night were Jack Whisler of Peabody, chairman; A.J. Coe of Marion, vice chairman; and J.L. Fruechting of rural Marion, secretary-treasurer.
The first release of wild Rio Grande turkeys was made in the area last week. The birds were transported to two release sites, one near Florence and one near Cedar Point. Five hens and three gobblers were released at each site. It is possible this will go a long way toward re-establishing wild turkeys over most, if not all, of Kansas.
Mrs. Ernest (Dola) Meierhoff is site manager for the Fellowship Meals program presently housed in the recreation room at Hilltop Manor. She is the subject this week of Ruth Meyer’s popular “Personality Profile” articles.
Marion County Lake residents are sponsoring a snow art contest for anyone interested. A pot for donations has been started and contributions are growing. Judges will be Mabel Williams, Ona Griffith, and Jo McKean.
Boy Scouts Monte Dalke, Jeff Conyers, and Mike Jordan participated in a “Rendezvous Camp-out” in the Harvey County Park last Saturday and Sunday.
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