45 years ago
aug. 9, 1978
About 80 members of the Movement for a New Society attended a national organizing seminar during the past week at Stone Prairie. Located southwest of Marion, the native limestone building was known as Cedar Rest, the county poor farm. Emerging from Quaker anti-war efforts of the late 1960s, the movement consists of a network of independent groups from across the United States and other countries.
Helen Stromberg of Florence is pictured on the front page of with tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, and cucumbers she had for sale during the farmers market Saturday. Her pride and joy was a 10-pound cantaloupe that was not for sale. Several smaller ones were.
Ernest and Florence Thompson are featured this week in Ruth Meyer’s “Personality Profile” feature.
The County Seat, Marion furniture store operated by Steve Widler and Brad Wildin, had its grand opening festivities during the month of July. They were highlighted by a drawing July 29. Dorothy Lawrence was recipient of the grand prize, a color television set. Delores Stika won second prize, a 9-by-12-foot carpet. Third prize, a $50 gift certificate, went to Ruth Gound; fourth, a $25 gift certificate, to Mrs. Keith Nelson. Throw rugs went to Mrs. Frank Hagans, Fern Carter, Karl Zimmerman, and Mrs. Robert Brenzikofer.
The Marion High School graduating class of 1948 will observe its 30th anniversary Saturday with a gathering at the VFW post home.
Last modified Aug. 2, 2023