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april 28, 1993

Korean War hero Emil Kapaun was honored April 21 with an outdoor Mass at Kapaun-Mt. Carmel High School, Wichita, followed by a banquet that evening. The celebration was in honor of the 50th anniversary of Kapaun’s entry into military service.

Senior Thurston Thies has been voted student of the month by Marion High School faculty. His parents are Wayne and Sandra Thies of Marion. He plans to attend Kansas State University and major in finance.

Sunday was a perfect day for motocross races, and Ron Hardey’s Green Acres Raceway on Walnut St. brought hundreds of people to Marion for that purpose. The event was the Kansas spring championships in motocross racing with a $2,300 purse.

Work finally has started on the new food store in Marion. Grosse Construction Co. is removing old concrete before pouring a new slab at the former Marion Motor Center lot.

Marion High School graduate Brenda Bina, now at Emporia State University, won the conference championship Saturday in high jump. Her jump of 5 feet 5½ inches made her the only ESU competitor to win an event. The team finished fourth in the conference.

Four restaurants in Marion County have been included on a national list of the 25 best eateries in the United States. They are Kingfisher’s Inn at Marion, Bluestem Café at Burns, Iron Kettle at Hillsboro, and BarnStormers at Goessel.

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