10 YEARS AGO
september 7, 2011
Florence Historical Society’s entry took first place in the annual Florence Labor Day parade. The float depicted Fred Harvey and the Harvey girls. The part of Fred Harvey was portrayed by John Swarm and Janet Robinson and her daughter KayCe were the Harvey Girls.
An article entitled “Sad times can’t keep her down” by Rowena Plett tells of the life of Irene Richmond, who at 95 has experienced more than her share of hard times, but is resilient and makes the most of every year she is given.
“Happy 150th Birthday, Kansas” was the theme of this year’s Burdick Labor Day celebration. There were 60 entries in the parade with the Burdick Happy Hustlers 4-H Club winning the $50 theme prize.
At least 19 charities will be represented Nov. 12 at an Alternative Gift Market, the first of its kind in the county. Organizers met Aug. 27 at Marion Presbyterian Church to select the project for the market.
Marion High School Warriors got the 2011 season off to a fast start by crushing the Lyons Lions 34-0 at Marion Friday night.
When two million people from all over the world converged on Madrid in August at World Youth Day, a Roman Catholic sponsored event for young people, Centre High School agriculture teacher Laura Klenda was among them, along with 57 other Kansans.
Klenda flew to Spain Aug. 5 and attended the Mass Aug. 21. She also toured Avila, Segovia, Toledo, and Cartagena seeing holy sites and cathedrals.
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