A Tale of Small Town News: The Marquette Tribune
The story behind the small town newspaper in Marquette dates back to 1887. It was then named the Marquette Monitor. Two years later the name changed to the Marquette Tribune and that is how it has remained.
The office is located on Main Street, where the current reporter/editor/advertising representative and photographer, Liz Ponting, assists me in recollecting its extended history—a history filled with many owners.
An English Country Girl in Kansas
English country girl, arriving in Goodland, Kansas, at the age of 20 was quite an awakening to life beyond Europe. I only ever could see the horizon looking out to sea. Here there was no sea, no volume of water of any kind, yet the skyline surrounded me for the first time in my life.
The little town of Marquette, Kansas, home to 600, know the Curator of The Kansas Motorcycle Museum as such, but after knowing this very friendly, white headed man for over four years, I asked myself the question “Who is the man?” What’s the full story of “Stan the man?”
Carl Stanley Engdahl was born November 23rd, 1928 on a farm 6 miles up river, North West of Marquette, Kansas, to Swedish parents, Carl and Hulda Engdahl. He grew up on the farm and helped his father with all farming duties. He inherited the land, and although he chose not to farm it himself, he still owns it and rents to other local farmers.