40 years ago
september 9, 1981
Bud Pierce, Bob Brookens, and Phyllis Melton appeared before the Marion City Commission to ask that consideration be given to downtown revitalization when, or if, new storm sewers are constructed.
The ad hoc committee was making reference to the recently completed pilot study project of the Kansas Department of Economic Development which includes a book full of plans and ideas on how to revitalize Marion’s downtown area.
Walt Kleinsasser, 58-year-old Hillsboro resident, one of the county’s most dedicated runners, plans to enter the Old Settlers Day Run at the Marion County Lake Sept. 26.
City workers shut the city swimming pool down five days early because of a practical joke. Attendants at Marion Municipal Pool reported to police that the water had been dyed purple overnight by vandals.
This week’s entries in the Produce Derby include Hawaiian tomatoes weighing 1¼ and 1¾ pounds entered by Mrs. Leland Weber of Marion; an 80-pound pumpkin entered by 4-year-old Meggan Silhan and her 2-year-old brother, Fred; and two pumpkins measuring 18 inches and 21 inches around being guarded by a very young Amy Helmer.
Former and present residents of the Morning Star community will meet at noon Sept. 20 for a basket dinner at the recreation hall of the Marion County Park and Lake.
Truck drivers along US-56 at the east end of Marion were dismayed Thursday when they ran into something bigger than their rigs. The three-story house owned by Jim Crofoot blocked eastbound traffic for about 30 minutes until movers turned left onto Coble Street.
Last modified Sept. 9, 2021