30 years ago
SEPTEMBER 30, 1992
Bigger and better. That was the consensus of both young and old who attended the Old Settlers Day parade Saturday.
Nowak Construction Co. will begin work Monday on expansion of Marion Athletic Park. New baseball diamonds will be constructed, and the existing diamond will be improved.
Marion Stadium was filled Friday with classes holding Old Settlers Day reunions. Many of those attending saw the football field’s new lighting system for the first time. New visitors’ bleachers also saw their first use.
20th Century Club members Terrie Colburn and Shirley Jo Hett are pictured presenting a check for $90 to Marion County ambulance crew chief Gene Winkler to help pay for new jackets for Marion crew members.
T.C. Ensey, family practice physician in Marion for 33 years, has retired to the Missouri Ozarks and McPherson. Hobbies include wood carving, keeping his scalpel skills sharp. He brought two recent carvings to share with countless friends on Old Settlers Day. One is of his former home at 115 Elm St. and the other is of Marion County Courthouse.
King Thurston Thies is pictured as he escorts queen Traci Darrow during homecoming festivities Friday night at Marion Stadium. Queen Traci presided over the game while king Thurston ran rampant on the gridiron, scoring three touchdowns in the 32-6 Warrior victory over Bluestem.
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