10 YEARS AGO
March 9, 2005
Marion City Commission has approved the annexation of 5.1 acres located north of the city’s baseball complex on Eisenhower Drive. The land is the proposed site for a two-screen movie theater and community building complex.
Four Marion High School students recently served as pages in the Kansas House of Representatives. Pictured with Governor Sebelius and Representative Don Dahl are Lena O’Connor, Rachel Davidson, Lucy Collett, and Camille Christensen.
A feature in this issue tells of 300 Russian Mennonite immigrants who were buried in Hillcrest Cemetery at Florence in a simply marked mass grave following a small pox epidemic in 1874-1875. Florence Historical Society recently has erected a large memorial marker and two benches at the site.
Chelsea Arnhold and Russell Ploutz have been named MHS students of the month. Chelsea is the daughter of Ken and Teri Arnhold. Russell’s parents are Stan and Verna Ploutz.
Ethan Good, Marion High School graduate, is about to make his mark in assisting with the construction of Kansas’ first satellite. Students and faculty of the University of Kansas School of Engineering expect to launch what will be the state’s first satellite designed, built, and launched into space by the state of Kansas.