june 26, 1985

Traffic will continue to squeeze through the old concrete bridge west of Marion that crosses the Cottonwood River until sometime next spring. The new span being constructed immediately to the south will alleviate drivers’ worries of being funneled into “playing chicken” with oncoming traffic.

Roger Hoffman of Marion Die and Fixture Co. visited with city commissioners Monday afternoon about the prospect of issuing industrial revenue bonds for his firm to build a new factory in Marion.

Ten Marion High School students returned June 11 from a seven-day tour of three cities in Mexico. They traveled to Mexico with their teacher JoAnn Good and her husband Robert.

Marilyn Geis of Durham has been honored by the University of Kansas for her long teaching career. The KU School of Education annual awards certificates go to teachers with careers of 25 years or more. She was honored for 27 years in the profession.

The two European exchange students who lived in Marion for almost one year return to their home countries this week. Both Henrik Pederson from Copenhagen, Denmark, and Mathias Nitschke from Berlin, West Germany, say their experience here has been educational, fun, and worth the trip. Nitschke stayed with Peggy and Leo Blackman and their son, Chris. Pederson lived with Jane and Thad Meierhoff and their two children, Chris and Denise.

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