40 years ago
august 19, 1981
Shade was important Saturday in Central Park as 67 artists from across Kansas exhibited their works at Marion’s third annual Art in the Park event.
Temperatures in the low 90s kept many of the attendants hunting for shady breaks beneath trees.
Marion merchants sponsored a sidewalk sale all morning and afternoon.
A preliminary hearing for Terry and Carol Allen, accused with ordering the murders of Dennis and Evelyn Armstrong of rural Tampa, is scheduled to begin today, Thursday. The two men who carried out the murder, Joseph Brigman and Michael Keffeler, are now serving 10 years to life sentences.
Mark Jirak is pictured as he is awarded top honors in plant identification during the 21st annual Kansas Range Youth Camp at Rock Springs Ranch. The camp is sponsored by the Society for Range Management.
There were a number of entries in this week’s Marion County Record produce derby. Pictured are:
Ted Miltz of Lincolnville, who grew some mighty big melons in his garden. He is pictured with a 16-pound cantaloupe.
Millie Suffield of Lincolnville brought in two yard-long, 7½-pound monster cucumbers grown in her garden.
Christopher and Corey Darrow, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Darrow of Marion, show their 11½-pound zucchini grown from seeds purchased at Beaston’s Market.
And Tyler Cork, 6-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Cork of Marion, grew an 18-pound pumpkin which is almost bigger than she — and much too early for Halloween.
Bradley C. Heerey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heerey of Marion, was one of the 128 Kansans who earlier passed the rigorous three-day examination by the Kansas Board of Accountancy and has been awarded the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate.
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