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february 18, 1981

Jim Lehrer, anchorman of the nightly news on public television’s “MacNeil/Lehrer Report,” will be the on-air host of KPTS’ production of “The Messiah” at Lindsborg on Easter. A resident of Marion during his junior high years, he hopes to find time to visit his former hometown.

Jan Nuss, Leslie Burkholder, and Joan Hiebert, Marion High School Queen of Court candidates, are pictured as they await the announcement of who will reign over Friday’s game between Marion and Herington high schools. A dance Saturday night will highlight MHS basketball homecoming festivities.

Ron Ludwig, who heads a trucking company at Florence, is the subject of this week’s Personality Profile by special features writer Ruth Meyer.

Sen. Jerry Karr and Rep. Bill Novak are pictured as they respond to questions at a “coffee meeting” Saturday in the Owl Car Café.

The state legislators discussed the death penalty, nuclear waste, and severance tax during the questioning.

Chamber of Commerce representative Gerry Harris moderated the session.

Watercolors by Lincolnville artist Verna (Mrs. Al) Riffel will be on display through March at Marion City Library. Her exhibit is being sponsored by Coterie Club of Marion.

Pictured is King Bob Vinduska as he leads his queen, Beth Beneke, to their respective thrones Friday night at ceremonies highlighting Centre Homecoming.

Residents of Mid-America Nursing Center enjoyed hearing Gail Merrill accompany himself on the ukulele as he sang a few songs Saturday morning at the center’s “Rock ’n’ Roll Jamboree.”

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