25 years ago
july 29, 1992
Board of Education members of Marion Unified School District, meeting in special session Thursday night, voted to begin the process of giving the Bown-Corby Elementary School brick building to the city of Marion, who in-turn would lease it to Butler County Community College for a Marion campus.
Starfire Dance Co. performers won first in their division at a national convention in Dallas. Area girls who are members of the group include Tina Ybarra, Meggan Silhan, Jenny Loveless, Jenaea Ireland, Mindy Strome, and Mandy Hanson. Kari Kohls-Bruch is director and choreographer of Starfire and instructor-owner of Kari’s Dance Academy, Emporia.
A public dance Aug. 8 will benefit the Marion-based county ambulance service. Proceeds from the dance will be used to purchase new jackets for the EMTs to wear and additional needed equipment.
Steve Jost of Jost Construction is pictured as he inspects Marion Historical Museum’s belfry after city employees lifted him in the hi-ranger around noon Friday. The museum’s southeast face lost half of its 110-year-old decorative arch after lightning struck it July 15 or 16, causing an estimated $2,000 worth of damage.
Marion High School students attending the state FFA leadership conference at Rock Springs Ranch July 20-23 are Matt Kukuk, Justin Groening, Jared Herzet, D.J. Ehlers, Matt Lohr, Kris Groening, Sherry Lange, and Eileen Hett.