25 years ago
January 21, 1987
City of Marion commissioners were unanimous, Monday, in voicing commendation for street department workers, who had cleared the town’s streets of the 12-inch snowstorm which fell over the weekend.
Workmen are scheduled to complete Marion’s newest apartment complex in early February. It is known as September Apartments.
Ron and Leona Hajek of Lost Springs are the parents of the New Year’s baby at Herington Municipal Hospital. Their third son, Trent Allen, was born there Jan. 7.
Wrecker owner-operator Gerald Carpenter of Cedar Point was taken to St. Luke Hospital with head injuries, Monday, sustained while working at a crash scene near Peabody. Carpenter was using a crowbar to break a trailer hitch when the device suddenly gave way, causing the bar to fly up and strike him on the side of the head. He was treated at the hospital and released.
A small solitary marker in the Florence Cemetery marks the mass grave of Mennonite pioneers from Russia who died of smallpox during the winter of 1875. Florence Historical Society is raising funds to put a larger marker in its place.
A new series of articles, starting on the church page this week, features Margaret Vinduska who has regularly been playing the organ at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Pilsen for 20 years.
A plaque and photograph in memory of Sterling “Squeak” Frame has ben mounted on the wall at the sheriff’s office. The popular dispatcher died last year.