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may 24, 1978

County commissioners directed Max Gough, emergency medical service director, to prepare specification sheets for bids on 15 two-way radios, chargers, cases, microphones, and batteries. Gough and Jack Whisler submitted estimates at Monday’s meeting. They will be reviewed June 12.

Marion High School class of 1978 participated in that institution’s 94th commencement exercise Tuesday evening in Marion Gymnasium.

William Kroupa was designated valedictorian. Barbara Costello was salutatorian. Outstanding senior girl was Molly Ferrell, while the outstanding senior boy was Randy Just.

This week’s selection for Ruth Meyer’s Personality Profile is Ezra Bernhardt, retired Marion businessman and former sheriff.

State Sen. John Crofoot is pictured as he discusses the 1978 Kansas Legislature at a Marion Chamber of Commerce luncheon held Friday at Marion Municipal Building.

Marion High School representatives May 28 through June 3 at Boys State will be Bill Hoch, Kevin Wilson, Doug Heerey, and Rick Richmond.

Girls who will attend Girls State the following week are Margie Kerns, Pat Fruechting, and Donna Stovall.

The sixth annual Florence Grand Prix will be this weekend. It will feature motorcycle races, a demolition derby, and pancake feed.

The motorcycle race, which attracts riders and spectators from several states, will start at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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