Compiled from newspaper files
10 YEARS AGO
september 25, 2002
With clear skies, pleasant temperatures, and a packed Central Park, Art in the Park had its best year ever, organizers say. One of the most popular attractions was the CDs of Tim Janis, who is internationally recognized for his work as a composer of modern classical music.
Marion City commissioners attended a ceremony Monday to dedicate a new flagpole at the library. About two dozen officials and Marion VFW Auxiliary members attended. The auxiliary donated the pole in memory of three longtime officers: Edith Loveless, Joan Bowers, and Maudie Vinduska.
The first boy, Terry Lee, and the first girl, Donna Ewert Hajek, born at St. Luke Hospital, are expected to be among those attending the open house to be held in conjunction with Old Settlers’ Day this Saturday.
Homecoming Queen candidates at Marion High School are Shawna Hett, Ashlee Moore, and Heidi Zogelman. King candidates are Mitch Enos, Joel Versch, and Jason Matz. Coronation is at halftime of the football game Friday against Chase County.
Pictured on the front page sitting on a bench, patiently waiting for the 9 a.m. morning coffee hour at Marion Pharmacy, are Al Ollenberger, Dean Batt, and Roy Hett.