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august 12, 1981
Marion County commissioners unanimously gave permission Monday morning for Sheriff June Jost to hire an additional deputy. The department currently has one undersheriff, one full-time deputy, and a deputy that works part-time. The commissioners indicated that they believe the deputies should live in Marion so scheduling will be easier.
Meggan Silhan, four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Silhan of Pilsen, was chosen as first place winner in the three-to-four-year-old category in the Tri-Rivers Fair Baby Beauty contest Aug. 4 in Salina.
Pictured is Ern Hett, assisted by his brother Russ, as he installs attractive wrought iron signs over the two walk-in entrances to Central Park while Randee Loomis and Margaret Pickering watch. Sponsored by Twentieth Century Club, of which Loomis is president and Pickering is project chairman, the signs were constructed at Ern Hett’s Copper Shed.
Central Park will be transformed into a maze of art booths and entertainment Saturday during the third Art in the Park event.
Lori Loney has been hired as a chemistry technician by Kansas Gas and Electric Co. at Wolf Creek Nuclear Plant near Burlington. A May graduate of Emporia State University, she is the wife of Pat Loney and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schmidtberger.
This week’s Produce Derby entries include three two-pound cucumbers grown by Richard Rittel, an 8¼-pound-squash entered by Matthew Holub but grown by his grandmother, and a 10½-pound cantaloupe grown at Conyers Flowers greenhouse and displayed by manager Wanda Richmond.
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