35 years ago
november 1, 1977
Marion’s cable television system will include three stations via satellite. The commissioners approved these three stations for the satellite: HBO, Atlanta 17, and CBN. In addition to these, the system will offer WIBW, Topeka, two channels from Wichita, two from Hutchinson, and a local weather channel.
A lithograph of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Gilbert, 205 N. Lincoln, Marion, is displayed on the front page of this issue. E.W. Hoch, editor and owner of the Marion County Record when he was at his political zenith, built the home in 1885.
This week’s Personality Profile features Rachel Keazer, owner of RK Beauty Shoppe.
Kevin Burkholder, fourth grade student, and several classmates are pictured concentrating on fingering that transforms breath into music on a recorder. The music class, taught by Jean Ney, meets twice a week to play fun songs on the instruments, which are among the oldest and simplest wind instruments.
The Marion alfalfa mill, a branch of Western Alfalfa Corporation, has closed. Western Alfalfa representatives say the high cost of energy is a reason for closing.
Helen Jackson, daughter of Pat Jackson of Marion, will play the role of Mistress of the Novices in the one-act opera, “Suor Angelica,” Nov. 18, 19, and 20 at Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Auditorium at Oklahoma City University.