25 years ago
july 12, 1989
Durham will have its third annual Bull Durham Festival beginning at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Durham celebrated its centennial in 1987. Response was so great that residents decided to organize a celebration each year on the anniversary.
Ken Vinduska, Jim, and Andy Crofoot are pictured as they arrange fireworks at the annual Marion Manor fireworks display July 4. A large crowd turned out to watch the display of bursting shells, which were launched over vacant lots near the nursing home. Musical entertainment was provided by Bennie Holtsclaw. Mayor Gerry Harris delivered comments during the fireworks display.
A son, Henry Gray Collett, was born to Keith and Anne Collett of Marion at 5:44 p.m. July 4 at St. Luke Hospital.
Marion Girl Scouts Michelle Gooding, Ashley Loomis, and Lesley Sieger were part of a Scout tour group that returned recently from an 11-day trip to Georgia and Florida. Also among those attending were Randee Loomis and Eileen Sieger who served as tour coordinators.
Two guided tours are planned that will visit sites in Marion, Chase, Lyon, and Morris counties. The first will go through Peabody, visit Jones’ Sheep Farm, Hett’s Copper Shed, downtown Marion, and Kingfisher’s Inn. The second tour’s stops include Council Grove, Hays House, and other sites.