35 years ago
december 17, 1980
Representatives from Marion, Herington, and Ramona gave testimony Friday in Salina objecting to a proposed discontinuance of Continental Trailways bus service along US-77 from Wichita to Lincoln, Nebraska.
About 300 children and their parents chuckled at the antics of their seasonal hero Thursday night in the film “Santa Claus and the Tree Bears.” The movie, presented at Marion Municipal Auditorium, was sponsored by the Marion Chamber of Commerce.
Dear Santa Claus, My name is Mickey and I’m six years old. For Christmas I would like a baby Love n’ Touch, a toy bus, and a Mr. and Mrs. Stuffed Santa Claus. P.S. I would like a thank you, baby craddle. Love, Mickey Druse.
Six portraits painted by Jan Davis are now on display in the lobby of Farmers and Drovers Bank in Marion. According to Davis, she created them from photos and did the painting last fall and spring semesters in classes toward her Masters degree in Fine Arts at Emporia State University.
“Sweet Country Wine,” a four-piece band from Cottonwood Falls, will play at the New Year’s Eve party at Marion Country Club according to Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Loomis, committee chairmen.
Marion received approval this week for another blue ribbon from the PRIDE program, this one in the education category.