december 21, 1977

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

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

The Chamber of Commerce now boasts its largest membership ever it was announced at a monthly meeting on 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.

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.

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.

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