40 years ago
april 29, 1981
Parking improvements and pedestrian crosswalks head a list of suggestions for Marion’s downtown redevelopment plan compiled by the Kansas Department of Economic Development. Marion residents will get a detailed look at the downtown redevelopment plan Tuesday at the city building.
An article tells the history of the May Fete in which every child from kindergarten through third grade had a part. Each one did something. Everyone participated in the programs. That’s the way Bown-Corby principal Maude Thompson wanted it.
The article includes pictures of John Popp who portrayed Uncle Sam and Karen Regier who played Miss Liberty in the 1965 extravaganza “America’s Story” and Pat Heinz, Jeannie Widler, and Christina Vogt, who starred in 1962’s “Dreamland.”
Edward Hett of Marion is among 23 medical students from the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, who will graduate May 18. The son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hett of Marion, he recently completed his residency in family practice at St. Joseph Medical center in Wichita.
Marion High School’s vocal music department will present “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” Friday and Saturday nights in Marion City Auditorium. Cast members include Greg Boyle as Charlie, Gena Helmer, Lucy; Brad Seifert, Snoopy; Jan Nuss, Patty; Kelly Blackman, Linus; and Ron Wineinger, Schroeder. Joan Hiebert will provide the piano accompaniment.
Congressman Dan Glickman visited Marion last week during his series of “town hall” meetings. He is pictured as he discusses labor problems with Earl Bartlett, a member of the Kansas Civil Service Appeals Board.
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