40 years ago
february 2, 1980
Groundhog Mel Honeyfield and his shadow Jami Keller escorted contestants in the Groundhog Queen competition to the reviewing stand Saturday afternoon.
The five beauties were introduced by Gerry Harris. Contestants were sweat hogs Dandy Andy Ferrell, Legs Wilson, Bubbles “plasterer” Loomis, Goggles Cork, and Legal Eagle Eddie Wheeler.
Legs Wilson won by a whisker. Cork was first runner-up. The crown of pure ground hog was place on Wilson’s head while the audience applauded.
L. Joyce Clark is the subject of this week’s “Personality Profile.” Clark has been working as director of the Marion County Department for the Elderly for the past four years.
Mike Steinel, native of Marion and acclaimed jazz musician, will be the featured artist Tuesday when the Marion High School and Marion Community Arts Council cooperate to provide a concert at Marion Municipal Auditorium.
A “first dollar of clear profit” was presented this week to Mr. and Mrs. Merle Bruner, owners of Bruner Jewelry and Gift. Presenting the certificate for the Chamber of Commerce were members Pat Nuss and Leland Heidebrecht.
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