MARCUS - The 75th Marcus Community Fair is privileged to display a flag that was sent to the community by Wesley Reuter.
Wes, a 2008 graduate of MMC High School, is an active member of the 185th Air National Guard who is currently serving at an undisclosed location in southwest Asia. The flag he sent to his hometown recently flew from the main flagpole at his base in honor of the 75th edition of the Marcus Fair and the entire Dorr family.
The Dorr family is but one of many families in the Marcus community who have survived through the decades and whose descendants are still serving the community. Philip Adam Dorr settled southwest of Marcus in 1869, married Mary Erickson, and the couple raised six children. One of their sons was Fred, who married Anna Specht. Their family included a son named Wesley, and one of Wesley and Mona Pendleton Dorr's children was Terrance (Terry), and Terry and his wife Nina, nee Schlicting, had a daughter Chelle, who is Wesley Reuter's mother.
It is fitting that a direct descendant of the earliest settler in the Marcus area honor his community and his ancestors with the forwarding of this flag. The Marcus area has survived and thrived through many a challenge, and the flag honors the stalwart fiber of its citizens who persevered and built a strong community.
The flag will fly from the Marcus Fair Ground's flagpole, be featured in the parade, and be at the Dorr-sponsored performance of the Fabulous Flippers at the north end of Main Street on Saturday night.