40 years ago
july 30, 1980
Marion County Fair will celebrate its 50th anniversary by featuring grandstand events during its four-day run in August. Theme of the fair for this year is “Fifty Years of Family Fun.” The opening ceremony will be followed by the Marion County Junior Rodeo. This is the first year for a rodeo in Hillsboro.
The grand opening of Flint Hills Clayworks will be held Saturday. The art gallery and pottery studio will feature works by local artists. The clayworks is located in the native limestone Rogers Building (former creamery) at First and Main.
Tina Renee Ybarra, four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Ybarra of Lost Springs, is a state finalist in the 1980 Baby Miss America Pageant to be held Aug. 7 at the Hilton Airport Plaza Inn in Kansas City.
This week’s Personality Profile is about Butch and Phyllis Mueller of Tampa who have opened a bright and shining new restaurant in the building formerly occupied by Tampa State Bank.
Over 200 Marion County residents attended the official ground breaking ceremony for the Marion Senior Citizens Center on South Third Street. Marion Builders president Les Fruechting turned the first spade of dirt from the building site.
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