10 YEARS AGO
april 5, 2005
Marion voters went to the polls Tuesday and elected Stacey Collett, Gene Winkler, Bill Holdeman, and Jerry Kline to Marion City Council. Residents also approved the school bond issue to fund the construction of a gymnasium, indoor swimming pool and fine arts center.
Marion High School athlete Casey Nelson was injured Monday in a pole vault accident during track practice at Warrior Stadium. He suffered a severe head injury and his condition is unknown at press time.
Members of the community attended a special reception March 29 to recognize local physicians on National Doctor’s Day. Appreciation was shown to Ruth Reed, nurse practitioner, general practitioners Dr. Kim Hall and Dr. Don Hodson, and surgeon Dr. Stephen Cranston.
Two upcoming 50th anniversary celebrations announced this week are those of John and Marjory (Collett) Talbott of Halstead and Velber and Donna (Pankratz) Bevan of Hutchinson.
Nowak Construction employees are pictured demolishing vacant houses on several Pilsen lots. A retreat and Father Emil Kapaun museum eventually will be established at the site by Father Kapaun Guild of Wichita.
A tornado touched down Thursday afternoon west of Durham wreaking havoc with two farmsteads.