25 years ago
january 27, 1988
Phyllis Melton presented an interesting program at the Marion Kiwanis Club meeting Monday when she told about the history of the Santa Fe Trail. The program was secured by Ira Newcomer in honor of the upcoming Kansas Day to be observed Jan 29.
Now designated as an official National Historic Trail, some of the most significant places on the trail are located in Marion County.
Photographs from the collection of Almus R. Gantz of Marion are among those on exhibit at the Hays Art Council’s five-state photography exhibition now in progress.
Cynthia Heerey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heerey, has accepted a position as a staff accountant with the F.B. Cubick firm in Wichita. She graduated from Emporia State University in December with a Bachelor of Science degree in business.
Greg Jirak, son of Leo and Margaret Jirak, rural Tampa, was one of 29 troopers who graduated with the 50th anniversary class at the Kansas Highway Patrol Academy near Salina.
Two students from Marion are among those listed on the fall semester honor roll at Tabor College, Hillsboro. They are Pauline Holub, a senior in elementary education and business, and Melissa Krispense, a senior majoring in English and religious honors.