35 years ago
may 19, 1982
The first accidental drowning in the 42-year history of Marion County Lake was recorded Saturday. Steven W. Gallup, 22, of Egan, Illinois, a student at McPherson College, reportedly swam out of the beach area to retrieve a wayward floating innertube and became entangled in the heavy moss outside the swimming area. Gallup was swimming with three fellow students at the college.
Kansas Attorney General Robert “Bob” Stephan will deliver the commencement address Tuesday when 44 seniors graduate from Marion high School.
About 50 Girl Scouts and leaders turned out Monday night to honor Phyllis Enos as she was presented with the Girl Scouts of America “Thanks” badge, the highest honor an adult can receive in the organization. The presentation took place at Kingfisher’s Inn at a group meeting of the five Marion Scout troops.
Mary Kay Waner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Waner of Marion, graduated Sunday from Marymount College, Salina, with a bachelor of science degree in nursing.
At Monday’s Kiwanis Club meeting, Bob Brookens announced plans to tear down one of the old Air Force barracks just north of the Marion County Lake. Brookens said the building was donated by Mrs. Howard Ford to be used in the construction of a scout house in Marion.