35 years ago
April 28, 1982
Plans are nearly completed for Saturday’s “Maude Thompson Day” celebration in downtown Marion. Events will include a parade and the winding of the May Pole, an event made popular for 16 years by Miss Thompson during her 44-year tenure in the Marion School District.
“First Dollar of Clear Profit” plaques were presented this week by Chamber of Commerce ambassadors Larry Loomis and Marsha Ames to Harold Shields at his Kobler’s Korner shoe repair shop and to Gene Winkler at Gene’s Tire and Service.
Pat Waner and Carol Gill, third grade teachers at Marion Elementary School, took their pupils to Hutchinson Thursday for Field Day. They visited Bett’s Bakery, Dillon’s bakery and warehouse, and Johnson’s ice cream store.
New sidewalks now offer added convenience for those using the recently constructed entrance foyer to Marion Builders’ Senior Center on South Third. Reuben and Tim Zerger are pictured working with concrete while Lester Henderson fills the role of “sidewalk superintendent.”
An appreciation dinner was held Sunday at the Student Union on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence honoring Burns residents who have been hosting KU foreign students each Thanksgiving season since 1954. Ed and Betty Grimwood have been coordinators of the project since its beginning.