40 years ago
april 18, 1979
Marion National Bank president Matthew Classen presented plans at the regular meeting of the Marion City Commission Monday for its approval of the proposed new bank building that will include the area of the building just east of the bank.
Vandals have broken the top out of the Colorado spruce planted two years ago in Central Park in memory of Dr. R.R. Melton. The Marion physician’s widow, Phyllis, is pictured looking at the damaged tree.
Edith White, subject of this week’s “Personality Profile”, calls her kitchen her most important work area. Chicken is a big thing at the Town and Country Café in Florence. Edith purchased the business in 1966 and since then has fried about 40 chickens twice a week.
City and county law officers used their vehicles this week to herd loose animals back to their pens.
First, it was buffaloes. Six broke out of their pen on the Roy Hett farm northeast of Marion and were herded west from near the US-56 and K-150 junction before being turned back to their pen at the Hett farm.
Then that afternoon 15 head of cattle broke out of a pen at the Bob Ehrlich farm at the north end of Cedar Street and were herded back to the farm, again by vehicles.
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