25 years ago
may 4, 1988
Part of Marion’s historic heritage has been preserved. City workers Bob Schmidt, Harvey Sanders, and Bob Matz recovered a three-globe light fixture from the old concrete bridge that formerly spanned the Cottonwood River at the west edge of town. They placed the fixture on a cut-stone column in Central Park, where it joins other traditional light fixtures and is part of the city commission’s continued effort to preserve the park, considered one of the choice assets of the community.
Births announced in this issue include a daughter, Kara May, to the Jeff Holts of Wichita, a son, Seth Steven, to Steven and Vickie Jirak of rural Marion, and a daughter, Emalee Jeneal, to the Jim Verschs of Marion.
Former Marionite Linda K. (Oldham) Wilkoff, second grade teacher in the Alexandria, Va., school system has been named the Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher for 1988 in the Washington, D.C., area.
Ed Davies, who filled the vacancy created by the resignation of Sheriff Mike Childs in March, became the first candidate to officially announce his candidacy for the position when he filed last week.
Jim Helfer is pictured as he hangs an identification sign, purchased by the
Chat and Dine Club, on a hackberry tree in Central Park. Several various species of trees were marked. The signs were placed about eight or nine feet high on most of the trees and should withstand the effects of wind, rain, and curious squirrels.