10 YEARS AGO
may 19, 2004
Staff Sgt. Christopher Crawford, with the 19th Military Police, headquartered at Fort Drum, N.Y., made a visit to Ginger Becker’s fourth grade class at Marion Elementary School on Friday. Crawford attended Marion Elementary as a child and is a 1990 Marion High School graduate. While serving in Afghanistan, the class sent him letters of encouragement. He returned to the states early this month and is visiting his aunt and uncle, Rex and Carolyn Savage of Florence.
Marion City Library has received an award for excellence of history preservation by Kansas Preservation Alliance, Inc., for the preservation of historic Santa Fe Depot. A cast bronze medallion was presented to the library board April 29.
Former Marion High School students graduating this year from Kansas State University are Christopher Lee Bowers, Kadon Kyle Hodson, Jill Renee Vinduska, and Camille Theresa Wessel.
Daniel Mikolajcak of Slovakia, international exchange student at Centre, who lives with the Ronnie Carlson family of Lincolnville, was winner in the contest to create a new logo for St. Luke Hospital. The prize was to be a $500 U.S. Savings Bond, but since Mikolajcak is returning to Slovakia this summer, he received a check for $250, the cost of the $500 bond.