25 years ago
august 7, 1991
Fifty high-powered speedboats raced on Marion County Lake Saturday and Sunday in front of an estimated 1,200 people. But, the acclaimed Marion Dragboat Showdown is in danger because the Marion Chamber of Commerce which sponsored it, lost $1,000 in hosting the event.
Pictured is Jack Kerbs being congratulated for 40 years of service to KDOT by Gov. Joan Finney at her office in the statehouse while his wife, Treva, watches. Kerbs was one of seven state employees to receive the award. A reception was held in the rotunda of the statehouse following the ceremony.
The third class of Leadership Marion County attending graduation ceremonies Monday evening at Kingfisher’s Inn included Dale Rein, Steve Hamous, Wendell Short, David Mueller, Mitch Moffett, Chris Sprowls, Mary Olsen, Elgin Glanzer, Linda Linnens, Rev. Charlie Harrison, and Carol Smith.
Randy Collett, formerly of Marion, has been elected to a two-year term as regional director of the Association of College and University Telecommunications Administrators. Collett, son of Howard Collett, is telecommunications manager at Central Missouri State University.
Bill Carter’s double cucumber is the latest entry in the Marion County Record produce derby. The Siamese cucumber grew together in his garden at Marion County Lake.