25 years ago
september 24, 1986
Construction may be temporarily halted on a small stretch of the U.S. 56 relocation project while Indian artifacts are excavated. The artifacts indicate a huge Quivira village was located in Clear Creek’s valley prior to the coming of Cortez. The area is a 100-yard-long by 30-yard-wide tract that has never been disturbed. It is located near the Kansas Department of Transportation building on North Cedar Street.
The 78th annual Old Settlers’ Day will sparkle with a variety of activities, which will be fun for both residents and visitors. The parade theme is “125 Come Alive” reflecting upon Kansas’ 125th anniversary of statehood.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Meisinger of Beaverton, Ore., are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Meisinger. Robert will be attending the 30th anniversary of his high school class on Old Settlers’ Day.
Marion High School graduate John Dyck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dyck, received his silver wings at Vance AFB, Enid, Okla., completing the course in T-38 jets at the top of his class and earning the unit’s Distinguished Graduate Award.
The attractive commemorative community buckles will be available Saturday at the Marion Chamber of Commerce office. They feature the Hill School building, issued in 1984, Marion County Courthouse, issued in 1985, and the “Best Place I’ve Seen” seal, issued this year. They will sell for $15 each, or all three for $39.