10 YEARS AGO
may 24, 2006
About a dozen Marion High School seniors camped out Thursday night in the grassy area next to MHS gymnasium to be on time for graduation rehearsal Friday morning. Tents and cars provided sleeping areas. Seniors included Michael Brookens, Derek Vetter, Randi McCarty, Jessica Bernhardt, Allison Maddox, Brandon Watson, Josh Kelsey, Paul Sieffert, Jessica Carlson, Jenna Parli, Clayton Garnica, Megan Hudson, and Emalee Versch.
In this week’s edition are plans for celebrations in honor of the 50th wedding anniversaries of Gary and Shirley Carlson, Monty and Patsy Frazier, and Frank and Anna Mae Stika.
The Night Watchmen, a blues band from Wichita, will perform Saturday in Ramona City Park.
Chosen as “Athlete of the Week,” junior Travis Hett claimed Marion High School’s first-ever individual state golf championship Monday with a one-over-par 72 at the 3A state golf tournament in Hesston.
Shirley Gutsch of Burdick, second grade instructor at Centre Elementary School, is retiring after 45 years of teaching. The past 39 years were spent at Lost Springs.
Athena Study Club met May 16 at Eastmoor United Methodist Church to celebrate the close of the club’s 91st year.