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june 28, 1978

Dennis Klassen and Blaine Briggs remain on the critical list at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, the result of severe burns and other injuries suffered in an airplane crash June 20 at Hillsboro that claimed the life of Paul Rundstrom.

Arts and crafts will be on display and for sale July 22 in Marion when the Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a July Jamboree. Tables will be set up on sidewalk near the main downtown intersection.

Bob Brookens, a native of Westmoreland and a recent law graduate, has decided to establish his law practice in Marion. He expects to begin practice July 31. His office will be where Judge Westerhaus has been located, at 500 E. Main St.

Mary Ann Wiens, who has shaped the lives of many Marion residents through careful instruction at Mary Ann’s Play School, is the subject of this week’s “Personality Profile.”

Like a page opening on the past, a contingent of riders — including three cavalrymen, a mountain man, a scout, and two pioneer women — rode Arabian horses along a county road near its junction with the Santa Fe Trail southwest of Tampa. The trail riders hope to save the vanishing Oregon and Santa Fe Trails, important parts of American heritage.

The 1978 Marion County wheat crop promises to be one of the best in the past three or four years in both yield and quality according to Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service director Ed Stenzel.

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