40 years ago
october 29, 1980
Old-fashioned, but brand new, ceiling fans are being installed in the auditorium at Marion Municipal Building. Two fans will be suspended from the ceiling in the main auditorium to bring hot air down, making the large room easier to heat more economically.
Kansas Attorney General Bob Stephan was the keynote speaker at the GOP fund-raising soup supper and auction Thursday at Valley United Methodist Church.
Kansas Information Network (KIN) of radio stations has named Greg Boyle, Marion High School senior, most outstanding football played for the Kansas Central District for his performance against Herington Oct. 3. In that game Boyle scored three touchdowns, three field goals, and kicked four extra points for a total of 31 points.
Marion’s mayor Peggy Blackman, was one of eight area officials honored at the Flint Hills Regional Council awards banquet in Cottonwood Falls for outstanding contributions in their roles as leaders.
Mark Jirak, Centre homecoming king, is pictured as he helps Queen Becky Jirak with her ceremonial robe at halftime festivities Friday night. The two were voted king and queen from a field of four candidates for each crown.
Terri Robinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Robinson of Florence and a graduate of Marion High School, has been promoted to the grade of sergeant in the Air Force.
Bob and Kathy Sprowls, new owners of Kingfisher’s Inn, are pictured as they invite the public to their grand opening Saturday and Sunday.
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