25 years ago
march 30, 1988
City of Marion commissioners completed another step Monday on the way to qualification for a government grant to help with construction costs of a new fire station. It was noted that the city hopes to enlarge the library by expanding into other areas of the city building after the fire trucks are moved to a new station.
The trial of Oliver K. Smith Jr., accused of the murder of Shelly Prine Oct. 26, 1986, in Goessel, has been moved to Junction City based on a defense motion that Smith would not receive a fair trial because of the small number of blacks in Marion County.
Lori Tice and Kristine Bateman recently served as pages for Duane Goossen in the Kansas House of Representatives.
The Aulne Boys were among several musical groups who presented the program Saturday evening at the Easter gospel celebration for the community of Potwin. Mary Lou Just, Neva Hett, and Julie Nelson, who sing as a trio, were introduced as The Aulne Girls. They considered being the female counterpart to the talented men’s group a real honor.
Master Crafts, a machine parts manufacturing business, has been sold to Garry Vogel. Vogel purchased the machinery and inventory from Bill Wray and moved the business to his farm northwest of Marion. Wray still owns the building located at 112 N. 4th, but has no immediate plans for it. He says he may consider selling it.