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1960s classes to hold Old Settlers’ reunions

Class of 1962

Marion High School class of 1962 will celebrate 55 years on Old Settlers’ Day. Classmates will gather at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at Rocky Hett’s quarry outpost for snacks and conversation.

Members will meet at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 30 to prepare a float and ride through the parade.

Lunch will be on your own in the park.

A dinner will be served at 6 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room at Marion City Library.

For more information, contact Norma Kline at (620) 382-2298.

Class of 1967

The MHS class of 1967 will begin their 50th reunion with a party Friday evening, Sept. 29, at the home of Lynn and Sue Applegate of rural Marion.

The class will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Elgin Hotel for coffee and rolls before boarding a float for the parade. They plan to gather in the park for lunch and afternoon activities.

A catered dinner will be served at 6 p.m. at the Elgin.

For more information, contact Sue Applegate at (620) 382-2893.

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Class of 1947

The class of 1947 will start its 70th reunion with coffee at 9 a.m. Sept. 30 at Anita Weber’s at 155 S. Freeborn St., where they also will be picked up to ride in the 11 a.m. parade.

Attendees are responsible for their own lunch in the park, but the class will have a reserved table. Class members can stay for afternoon programs and class introductions in the park.

More information is available from Janice Case at (913) 890-4650 and Anita Weber at (620) 382-2212.

Class of 1952

The 65th reunion of the class of 1952 will begin Saturday morning at the J.B. Miesse residence at Marion County Lake.

They will ride on a float in the 11 a.m. parade and have lunch in the park.

After being recognized at the park stage, they will have a picnic at the Hannaford cabin at Marion County Lake.

More information is available from Dorothy Youk at (620) 381-4880.

Class of 1972

The class of 1972, one of the bigger classes with 72 graduates, will celebrate their 45th class reunion beginning with a gathering at a classmate’s residence the evening of Sept. 29.

They will ride in the parade on Saturday. Those who stay for the afternoon will walk across the stage for class recognition at Central Park.

The day will conclude with an evening meal at Country Dreams Bed and Breakfast.

More information is available from Jerry Lundy at (620) 242-9222.

Class of 1982

Old Settlers’ Day weekend will be celebrated by MHS Class of 1982 as its 35th reunion.

Classmates are encouraged to participate in the golf tournament at 11 a.m. Sept. 29 at Marion Country Club. The group will attend the tailgate and football game at Warrior Stadium, beginning at 5 p.m.

The class will board its float at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 30 at Wagon Wheel Express and ride in the parade.

Evening festivities will include a hog roast meal at 6 p.m. at Marion County Lake Hall, and a DJ will provide music as socializing continues into the evening.

For more information, contact Mickey Lundy at (620) 382-8811.

Class of 1992

Riding in the Old Settlers’ Day parade, dinner, and an after-party are on tap for the 25th reunion of Marion High School Class of 1992 on Sept. 30.

Classmates will gather at 10:30 a.m. on Walnut St. to board the class float for the 11 a.m. parade.

Dinner will be at 6 p.m. at Marion County Lake Hall. Members should bring food and drink for themselves and guests. A grill will be available.

Festivities will close out with an after party at 11 p.m. at the home of Eric Soyez.

For more information, contact John Wheeler at (316) 288-0171.

Class of 2002

The class of 2002 will ride in the Old Settlers’ Day parade Sept. 30.

They are planning a dinner at Marion County Lake for that evening.

More information is available by calling Kelsey Metro at (620) 381-1005.

Old Settlers’ Day reunions

Classes planning reunions for Old Settlers’ Day are reminded to send information of their plans to the Marion County Record, 117 S. Third St., Marion KS 66861, or by email to

Last modified Sept. 20, 2017