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july 26, 1978

Calliope music and contagious carnival atmosphere greeted everyone coming Saturday to downtown Marion. Shoulder to shoulder, people made their way up and down Main St., finding one entertaining distraction after another to catch and hold their interest.

County commissioners spent most of their regular weekly meeting Monday discussing a proposal for a home health care agency, a grant for a nine-hole golf course and tennis courts at the county lake, and money available for the road and bridge department.

George Jackson is pictured sitting next to 3,119 empty prescription containers deposited Saturday at Jackson’s Clothing. The bottle collection was another part of a “fun program” of Jackson’s ongoing sale, under the auspices of Paul Brooker Sales of Wichita.

Six Marion women were on the winning team in a Cottonwood Valley League women’s softball all-star game this past Sunday afternoon at Cottonwood Falls. Members of the winning squad included these from Marion: Janice Bowers, Carol Colburn, Donna Hajek, Paula Johnson, Vivian Pirtle, and Lori Schmidtberger.

Two girls from Germany have arrived to stay with the David Bowers and Harold Wiens families of Marion. They will be living in the community for a year as International Christian Youth Exchange students. Anke Blattmann is living with the Bowers family, and Eva Sassenscheidt with the Wiens family.

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