40 years ago
may 13, 1981
Representatives from the Kansas Department of Economic Development gave an audience of 150 townspeople a look Tuesday night into Marion’s future. About 90 minutes were spent explaining details of the recommended downtown improvement plan.
Michel Soyez of Marion is pictured as he surveys the front yard from this new tree house on South Freeborn. The six-year-old’s grandfather, Kent Richmond, had the house built for the youngster’s birthday.
Randy St. Clair, vice president of national program activities for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, will be the featured speaker Thursday at the annual athletic awards night supper at Marion Gymnasium.
Pictured are Helen Higgins and Jeff Brewer as they plan their next moves in a bridge game Friday night sponsored by the Marion Chamber of Commerce tourism committee. Over $1,000 has been raised this year in the “Fun for Tourism” card games.
About 40 second graders from Hillsboro Elementary School are pictured as they crowd around Marion County Record editor Bill Meyer as he demonstrates a video display terminal. The children began their Thursday morning field trip at the Record office before visiting other places around town.
Combining the theme “I Believe in You” with a Western setting, Marion High School juniors treated the seniors to a banquet and prom Saturday night. The promenade was followed by a banquet at Eastmoor United Methodist Church and the evening concluded at Marion Gymnasium where music was provided by the band “Argodyssey.”
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