40 years ago
may 30, 1979
Undersheriff Mike Childs is pictured as he escorted Bert Becker into Marion County Courthouse where Becker was arraigned for the first-degree murders of his estranged wife Martha Becker and part-time Goessel policeman John Morgan and one count of the attempted murder of Byron Hodgson of Tucumcari, N.M., a visitor in the home of Martha Becker.
Funds are being collected to restore the little fountain in Central Park, according to Norma Hannaford, who is spearheading the drive.
D.W. Montgomery, agent for William Scully in Marion County since 1949, will retire Friday after 30 years in the Scully Estates offices here. Forrest L. Smith will assume management and replace Montgomery as agent after spending 25 years as Montgomery’s assistant
George Jackson, president of the Chamber of Commerce is picture as he presents the national Tiddly Winks championship trophy to Debbie Kreutzman who defeated all comers.
A new bank building is under construction at Tampa. The new Tampa State Bank is scheduled for completion in October. It will replace the current facility, built in 1905.
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