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dec. 20, 1978

Beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday at Marion Auditorium, Ted Haefner, auctioneer, will offer a wide assortment of merchandise for bids at the second annual Christmas Bucks auction. The atmosphere will be full of fun and friendly competition as bids mount and items disappear from the stage.

This week’s subject of feature writer Ruth Meyer’s Personality Profile series is Bob Brookens, who opened the doors of his office July 31, 1978, in the former law offices of Judge E.G. “Pat” Westerhaus.

Carrying their fight for parity to Topeka, about 40 farm tractors were driven past afternoon shoppers on Main St. last Thursday.

Highway Patrol troopers escorted the tractorcade through town. Some of the tractors will join a tractorcade bound for Washington, D.C., in January, when farmers will plead their case before Congress.

Sheriff June Jost is pictured as he consults Tomas Guerra about more than $2,000 in equipment and medical supplies missing from Guerra’s physician’s office at 122 S. Cedar St. after it was ransacked Thursday night by burglars.

The Marion High School music room took on a festive madrigal dinner atmosphere Saturday night during the Swing Singer candlelight Christmas performance directed by Jeff Brewer.

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