25 years ago
april 12, 1989
Mary Ann Wiens is pictured as she reads a story to a group of eager listeners Friday at the gazebo in Central Park during the Celebration of the Young Child. Area day-care and preschool centers organized the event to raise awareness of the impact pre-school and day-care businesses have in families today.
A reception honoring Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Christensen on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. April 22 at Eastmoor United Methodist Church.
Florence Chamber of Commerce president Russell Hett is pictured as he presents a “First Two Dollars of Profit” plaque to Susan Robinson and Deb Shipman of Friends and Neighbors Day Care in Florence.
Eric Thies and Tony Hett, Marion High School students, served as pages in the Kansas House of Representatives in Topeka Friday, sponsored by Rep. Duane Goossen. Eric is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Thies and Tony is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ora Hett.
Gerry Harris won the Marion mayoral race handily April 4 and was sworn in Monday afternoon as mayor of Marion. He replaces Martin Tice who did not seek re-election. Harris was welcomed by city commissioners Larry Reiswig and Jack Regnier.