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Dec. 21, 1977

The Marion County Record installed some sophisticated electronic equipment this week. Record staffers are struggling in an attempt to learn to operate the three new video display terminals (VDTs) with built-in floppy discs.

St. Luke Hospital rates will increase Jan. 1 because of a 35-cent-per-hour raise in the minimum wage. Tom Evert, hospital administrator, said the rates will go from the present $60 to $68 daily for semi-private rooms and to $74 for private rooms.

The Chamber of Commerce now boasts its largest membership ever, it was announced at a monthly meeting Friday. The chamber now has 78 regular and 25 associate memberships, having acquired 20 of those in 1977.

Marguerite E. Swan, mother of Mrs. Don Steppe of Overland Park and Mrs. Leland Heidebrecht and Paul Swan of Marion, is the person recognized in this week’s Personality Profile.

Births announced in this issue include Jeremy Dean, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Rogers of Lincolnville, Dec. 5; Kimberly Rene, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Hajek of Marion, Dec. 14; and Laura Lynn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Wedel of Canton, Dec. 17.

Dear Santa,

I love you. How is Toy Boy? I would like a This and That Doll and grocery-shopping cart. Also a Ken doll. Thanks. I’m 5.

Love, Christine Laue

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