40 years ago
june 3, 1981
Marion city commissioners accepted a bid of $2,700 from Norman Bowers for the job as engineer for the North Freeborn Street curb and gutter project.
Ron Wineinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wineinger of Marion, is becoming accustomed to the title ‘president.’ He was installed as Kansas FFA president for 1981-82 Friday evening at the annual convention in Manhattan. Wineinger now is president of his local FFA chapter, president of the South Central District organization, and president of his senior class at Marion High School.
Marion County Lake resident Dale Koegeboehn, born east of Marion in 1915, is the subject of this week’s “Personality Profile.”
Trooper John Stultz has been promoted to the rank of sergeant in the Kansas Highway Patrol effective June 18. A native of Pittsburg, Stultz came to Marion in 1969 and trained under Trooper Frank Boyle.
Marion County 4-H members will spend 10 days in Billings, Montana, July 13-22 as part of a two-year educational exchange program.
4-H’ers participating are Dane Peterson, Judy Carlson, Jolene Smith, Kim Buethe, Daryl Wedel, Annette Klein, Sarah Fike, Pam Bevan, Andy Mueller, Craig Andres, Anita Kristek, and Tammy Penner.
Next summer, Billings 4-H’ers will spend time with families in Marion County.
Jay Beaston, 79, who has been associated in the family grocery and meat market business at Marion nearly his entire lifetime, died Saturday. Most businesses and offices in Marion closed Tuesday afternoon during the hour of his services in honor of his many years as a Main Street merchant.
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