25 years ago
august 7, 1996
Activities will fill Central Park Saturday afternoon as a part of Summerfest ’96. There will be temporary tattoo, face painting, and food booths, a horseshoe tournament, and a farmer’s market. Many other activities will include a 45-minute tour of Marion by horse-drawn buggy, a softball tournament, and entertainment by Bob and the Boys, and Bones Ownbey. The day will conclude with Pawnee Rock of Emporia playing at Luta Creek Stage from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.
A fund has been established to help with medical expenses of Justin Bayes of Herington who was seriously burned Saturday during the Demolition Derby at Marion County Fair in Hillsboro.
Members of the 1961 graduating class of Marion High School are planning a 35-year reunion on Old Settlers’ Day.
“Beary Special Babies” born at St. Luke Hospital during July include Catherine Sherie Elam, born July 8; Zachary Kelly Robson, July 8; Cheyenne Jaye Jeffrey, July 15; and Kayla Marie Love, July 24.
Staff writer Rowena Plett tells how Kim Shields of rural Lincolnville joined a sister from California in attending the Summer Olympics at Atlanta, Georgia, while staying with another sister, who is a resident of Atlanta.
A group interested in genealogy met July 30 at the home of Lloyd and Carole Sklenar and organized Marion County Genealogical Society.
An article tells how Marion High School music teacher Mark Lucas spent June 10-25 in Europe, traveling with 175 Kansas high school choir and band members under the auspices of the Kansas Music Educators Association. On the same tour were Micah Slusser of Topeka, grandson of Alden and Betty Slusser of Marion, and Ken and JoAnn Forsyth, former Marion residents and teachers in the local school system.
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