Through Decades of Struggle, Strife Union Baptist Church Persevered

This is one of an occasional series of reports on people, events and places in Marion County’s past. From Staff Reports JEFFERSON – Gary Endsley, Collins Academy director, gave a brief history of the Union Baptist Church Saturday as part of the celebration to commemorate the completion of refurbishing efforts. “Oh, if these walls could talk,… Read More Through Decades of Struggle, Strife Union Baptist Church Persevered

UMBC Family Histories Now Available

This is one of an occasional series of reports on people, events and places in Marion County’s past. Many family histories and personal narratives were discovered and developed by visiting anthropologist Kari Dickson while she was interning at Collins Academy. These documents are now available to family, past UMBC congregants and other interested parties. The photo… Read More UMBC Family Histories Now Available

Marion County’s Last 19th Century Man Left Lasting Impression

MARION ROOTS: This is one of an occasional series of reports on people, events and places in Marion County’s past. Dec. 10 marks the 120th anniversary of the official end of the Spanish-American War (hostilities actually ceased in August). While few will note the historical significance of the Treaty of Paris, the date would have… Read More Marion County’s Last 19th Century Man Left Lasting Impression

Local Resident Recalls Career Ranging from Nuclear Science to Kolache Baking

By DARLA HIGGINS, Contributing Writer “I’ve done some stuff.” That’s how Katherine Carlson, 69, sums up her life and career. The Jefferson resident once worked as an electrical engineer building nuclear power plants, but later became a pastry chef, building award-winning kolaches. She says it’s not that big of a switch. “Pastry is a science… Read More Local Resident Recalls Career Ranging from Nuclear Science to Kolache Baking