40 years ago
november 18, 1981
Dr. Don Coldsmith, syndicated columnist and author, will be the featured speaker Monday evening at the Farm City Steak Fry at Marion City Building. The annual event, sponsored by the Marion Chamber of Commerce, begins at 6 p.m.
Marion High School Swing Singers, under the direction of Jeff Brewer, will kick off the night’s entertainment at 7:30 with a concert in the city auditorium.
Ernest Holub, commander of Ecker-Fulkerson-Slifer VFW Post 6958, is pictured standing behind the memorial carrying the names of 59 Marion County veterans who lost their lives in military service to the nation.
An appreciative audience turned out to observe the unveiling ceremony Wednesday. The stone stands at the new entranceway to the VFW Post Home on west Santa Fe.
The traditional Christmas season open house by downtown Marion businesses will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Marion’s two greenhouses, Conyers Flowers and Gilham’s Gardens, will hold open house events that day from 2 to 5 p.m.
An official with the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) confirmed Friday that it will be at least until 1985 before work to relocate US-56 begins.
Mrs. Gaylord Maples of Peabody is opening a menswear store in Marion this week in the northwest portion of The Sassy Shop owned by Pat Nuss. The two will share the same building. They look forward to the opportunity to serve Marion County customers with the expanded line of merchandise.
Maples also owns and operates Towne and Country Clothing at Peabody.
A bake sale will be held Saturday at Van’s by members of Marion’s federated women’s clubs. Proceeds of the sale will go toward paying plumbing expenses for the East Park underground watering project.
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