25 years ago
november 16, 1988
The Christmas holiday season will be officially started in Marion with the lighting of a live tree in Central Park at 7 p.m. Nov. 25. The event is being sponsored by the various women’s clubs of the Marion community.
Plans for upcoming wedding anniversary celebrations reported in this issue include the 40th anniversary of Jerry and Peggy McCarty Hett of Marion, the 50th anniversary of Gene and Geraldine Clausen Heath, also of Marion, and the 50th anniversary of George and Emma Eitel Meier of rural Fort Scott.
Marion Warriors have been named to the various CVL All-League teams. Chosen as a first-team offense member was Robb Hartley, halfback. Named to the second team were Alan Kruse, fullback, Neil Hett, center, and Calvin Hett, tackle. Jason Allison, guard, and Chris Smith, end, received honorable mention. Named to the defensive first-team was Chris Smith, defensive back. Second-team members were linemen Dirk Kennedy and Calvin Hett, Hartley, end, Ed Zeller, linebacker, and Eric Thies, defensive back. Neil Hett earned honorable mention at linebacker.
Florence residents turned out Sunday afternoon to admire the vehicles of two antique car clubs that had stopped in town. The 25 cars from Wichita and Salina spent the afternoon in Florence shopping, eating lunch, and talking car restoration with Jerry and Cathy Sutherland, owners of Franklin Buggy Werkes.