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april 25, 1979

Morton Diament, an American citizen who has been practicing medicine in Scotland for the past several years, and his wife, DeLille, have moved to Marion. He will be welcomed May 6 as a new physician at St. Luke Hospital.

This week’s Personality Profile features Joseph Slomski, parish priest at St. Patrick’s Church in Florence.

A feature article by news editor Mike Heckman tells how Wes Just, remembering his childhood without a bicycle, has made many Marion youths happy by repairing and sometimes selling repaired cycles. The Justs moved to Marion in 1956 after he suffered a heart attack and had to quit farming. He spent 21 years as custodian in Marion schools and now, after retiring, is repairing and selling bicycles as a hobby.

A swarm of motorcycles Sunday morning buzzed into Marion. They were the Wichita Sunday Riders out for a refreshing tour of the countryside. Forty machines with 55 riders came to Marion to have breakfast at the Owl Car Café and then went back to Wichita, taking a scenic route over K-150 to Strong City and through the Flint Hills by way of Matfield Green and Cassoday.

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