25 years ago
may 17, 1989
Heavy machinery of Grosse Construction Company is busy this week clearing big boulders from beneath the surface at Marion Cemetery. After the huge rocks are removed, dirt will replace them and make room for more burial space in the northeast corner. Cemetery board chairman Ira Newcomer said the boulder-clearing program was the most logical option to create more space.
Two Marion County men will receive Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of Kansas School of Medicine during commencement ceremonies this weekend in Lawrence. They are Paul Loney of Marion and David A. Goertzen of Goessel.
Marion High School juniors selected to attend the American Legion-sponsored Sunflower Boys’ State at Lawrence are Chris N. Smith, Calvin R. Hett, and Eric S. Steward. Dale Heidebrecht of Marion will serve as a counselor this year.
Susan Peters, evening anchor for KWCH television in Wichita, was chosen by this year’s graduation class to give the commencement address at Marion’s graduation ceremony.
The Rev. Emil Kapaun will be honored with a posthumous presentation of the Prisoner of War Medal May 25 at Kapaun Mount Carmel High School, Wichita. The medal will be presented to Eugene Kapaun, brother of the deceased priest. He then will give the medal to the school for its permanent display on Father Kapaun.