Compiled from newspaper files
10 YEARS AGO
june 19, 2002
Marion City Library officials announced Monday that the current location would close permanently at 1 p.m. Saturday. Closing at this time will enable library staff and volunteers to begin packing and moving articles to the new location at South Third and Library streets.
Approximately 40 people gathered last week for a “star” party at Country Dreams Bed and Breakfast in rural Marion. They are members of Astronomical Society of Kansas City. The group, formed about four years ago, spent the weekend viewing the starry skies.
Births announced this week included that of Peyton Elizabeth, daughter of Christopher and Sarah Smith of Greeley, Colo., and granddaughter of Jerry and Lois Smith of Marion. Peyton weighed 6 pounds 7 ounces when she was born May 30.
Two students from Marion were listed on the spring semester honor roll at North Central Kansas Technical College, Beloit. They are Jess Whiteman majoring in welding and Joel Thomas majoring in plumbing, heating, and air conditioning.
Harry Weibert, retired businessman, died June 13 at Marion. Weibert and his wife, Irene, owned and operated the Owl Car Café for 30 years. He also was sexton of Marion Cemetery in the late 1930s and 1940s and again from 1972 to his retirement in 1995.
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