40 years ago
october 21, 1981
Marion County commissioners signed a $7,825 agreement Monday with a Salina firm to clean and paint the courthouse in Marion. The firm agrees to paint the courtroom, the basement floor, and three hallways, perform general cleanup tasks, and wash, caulk, and paint the 155 windows. For an additional charge, damaged mosaic tiles on the first and second story floors will be repaired.
The new St. Luke Medical Clinic will be open for public inspection Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. The building has room for four physicians along with basement conference rooms. The clinic was constructed mainly from funds donated by private contributions.
Candidates for this year’s Marion High School Homecoming Queen are Margi Dyck, Mickey Costello, and Jami Shirley. The 1981-82 queen will be crowned at halftime during the Marion –Herington game.
Margaret Pickering, chairman of the Marion PRIDE steering committee is pictured on the front page as she received the fourth place award of $200 from Gov. John Carlin Saturday night at the annual state awards banquet in Salina’s Bicentennial Center. Marion, a Pacemaker community well on its way toward Pacemaker II status, has won first place two times and also won second place twice.
Limping to class was part of the assignment Friday for members of Pauline Edmunds’ fourth grade reading students at Marion Elementary School. The children spent a day taking on the burdens of the handicapped. Pictured are Lori Plenert, Traci Helmer, Jennifer Thole, and Tara Abbott as they use crutches to walk to class. Others were in wheelchairs or guided down the halls while blindfolded.
John Britain doesn’t want to be confused with Jimmy Carter, but he is proud of the peanut crop grown this year in his garden at Marion. Britain’s is the only peanut entry in this year’s running of the Marion County Record Produce Derby.
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