40 years ago
september 26, 1979
Old Settlers Day this year is not only another in the long series of homecomings, it’s also the dedication day of Marion’s flood protection project which has been 20 years in the making. Parade theme is “Marion — A Bright, Dry Future!”
This week’s subject of the “Personality Profile” is Gordon Wolf, now retired after being owner and operator of Wolf’s Creamery for many years.
Homecoming Queen candidates are Julie Hett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hett; Carla Jost, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Jost; and Theresa Kroupa, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kroupa. One of the girls will be crowned during halftime ceremonies Friday between Marion and Herington.
With no more mail to deliver, Glen “Shorty” Conyers is pictured as he leans on his mail truck for the last time. Conyers retired Friday after 30 years of service as mailman for the City of Marion.
One of Ern Hett’s metallic wheat sculptures is shown in the October issue of “Decorating and Crafts Ideas” magazine, published in Birmingham, Alabama.