35 years ago
april 2, 1980
A capacity crowd from throughout the community flocked to Eastmoor United Methodist Church Sunday evening to hear “Messiah” by Handel, presented by the Marion Community Chorus. The two- hour performance was directed by Jeff Brewer and was a Marion Community Arts Council project.
The Longhofer brothers, Ray and Rusty, have donated a large lot as the site for the proposed new senior citizens’ center in Marion. The donated site is just south of the Santa Fe tracks on South Third, a block from the courthouse and two blocks from the downtown business district.
A miscellaneous bridal shower was held in Wichita March 23 to compliment two cousins, Teresa Costello and Susan Hajek, who will be married in the near future.
Rex Wilson’s math students at Marion High School have been winning awards at several math contests. Team members are Jon Wiebe, John Dyck, Kevin McGahee, Paul Loney, Ron Wineinger, Rod Schmidt, Marty Kroupa, Becky Vinduska, Beth Regier, Cindy Heerey, Lisa Richmond, Joe Makovec, Jami Shirley, Loreen Wiens, Margie Dyck, Linda Robinson, Theresa Kroupa and Larry McGahee.
This week’s “Personality Profile” recognizes Wayne Payton, long time Santa Fe Railway employee, who has served in different capacities in many towns throughout the state.