30 years ago
july 22, 1992
Marion city commissioners granted permission Monday for Marion-based ambulance attendants to conduct a house-to-house solicitation, making safety light kits available to householders. The lights go front porches and will blink when an ambulance is summoned. They will help ambulance drivers in identifying where they have been called.
Former El Dorado residents Mark and Jan Gillis have opened Mark and Jan’s Main Street Café in Marion. The café, 1204 E. Main St., features daily luncheon specials and will be open each weekday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Renee Goodin, daughter of John and Kathy Goodin of Marion, was named Tri-County Fair queen Saturday at the Tri-County Fair in Herington. Laura Sleichter of Abilene was first attendant, and Beth Jost of Burdick was second attendant.
It seemed as if Marion County Lake was the top tourist attraction in the area this past weekend. About 20 boats were on the lake Saturday, and carloads of curious people drove around it over the weekend to see an extraordinary rise in water level from a five-inch rain early Thursday.
Euphoria Stringband will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday from the open-air stage alongside Central Park in downtown Marion. The group features a variety of old-time music. Four $25 gift certificates will be awarded by drawing at intermission.
Last modified July 7, 2022