40 years ago
october 3, 1979
Adding the finishing touches to the new City of Marion “welcome” sign, Bill Baker perches on his two-by-twelve platform near US-56 on the west edge of town.
The sign, a combined project of the Chamber of Commerce, Marion PRIDE, and city commission, was completed Friday. Les Byer also completed signs on other approaches to the city.
Dedication ceremonies of the flood control levee and acceptance of the project by the city of Marion were held at 2 p.m. in Central Park during Marion’s 68th Old Settlers Day activities.
This issue contains a special feature by Ruth Meyer that tells how the Leo Broadstreet family left Kansas for New Mexico in 1914 and how they returned to Kansas with some, but not all, of the family staying in Marion for most of their lives.
Theresa Kroupa and Kevin McGahee were crowned Homecoming Queen and King during halftime of Friday night’s football game with Herington.
Marion’s Mayor Peggy Blackim has received an honorary commission: she is a Colonel in the Kansas Cavalry. The commission is the cavalry’s way of recognizing Blackman’s recent participation in the state’s PRIDE judging contest.