Compiled from newspaper files
10 YEARS AGO
september 8, 2004
Marion County was a beehive of activity this Labor Day weekend. Spectators lined roads and lakeshore Sunday evening to watch a spectacular 40-minute fireworks display sponsored by Jim Cloutier and Shawmar Oil Company. On Monday, old and young alike converged on Burdick and Florence for the annual Labor Day celebrations.
Pictured is Dr. Mike Reynolds, an ophthalmologist from Emporia, who sees patients once a month at an office at Marion Family Physicians clinic.
William Randolph Carpenter Jr. of Topeka will speak Oct. 2 at the dedication of the CCC statue at Marion County Park and Lake. He will talk about his father, Randolph Carpenter Sr., who was instrumental in obtaining the Civilian Conservation Corps project that created the park and lake.
Class reunions, scheduled so far for Old Settlers’ Day, include those of 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, and 1974. There should be others announced in the coming weeks.
Feebie Holdeman, Becky Summerville, Tudy Brunner, Betty Sanders, and Helen Reznicek were hostesses Aug. 30 at a picnic-style salad supper in the basement of the city building to begin the new year for Twentieth Century Club. Twenty-one members were present, along with guest Randee Loomis of Manhattan.