10 YEARS AGO
may 16, 2007
Marion-Florence USD board of education members started the construction process Thursday for the new gymnasium/indoor swimming pool complex for the district. Board members pictured breaking ground for the project are Jan Helmer, Sarah Cope, Keith Collett, Rex Savage, Chris Sprowls, and Lyle Leppke. Board member Kathy Meierhoff was not present.
Along with an article entitled “New business blossoms from life-long dream,” Wendy Youk, owner of Aunt Bee’s Floral, Garden Center, and Gifts, is pictured with designer Denise Matz as they work with potted geraniums.
Defeating 11 other teams, Marion High School girls’ track team captured the Mid-Central Activities Association League title Friday with 114 points. A very good day for the Lady Warriors, Coach Thierolf said.
Local patron, Robin Pritz of Lost Springs supported relief efforts for Greensburg by eating at Marion Pizza Hut Thursday. More than $140,000 was raised by all participating Kansas Pizza Hut restaurants when all sales that day were given to the United Way Greensburg Disaster Fund.
Justin Garrard, son of John B. and Sandra Garrard of Antelope and a sophomore at Ottawa University, has broken three records for the Braves this season. He set records in the indoor 5000-meter run, the outdoor 5000-meter run, and the 10000-meter run.