50 years ago
october 4, 1962
A foiled burglary at Wingerd’s IGA Friday night led to a manhunt for two Missouri men believed to be involved in a number of burglaries in the area. The suspects fled the scene on foot. Two young females found in the back seat of a vehicle with Missouri plates during a door-to-door search, later admitted being friends of the burglars. The search continues for the men.
The fine new activity center just being completed by St. Mark Catholic Church will officially open Oct. 14.
The “boys” of Company M, 139th Infantry, 35th Division, World War I, will gather at the Marion County Park and Lake this coming June for a reunion.
The league-leading Marion Warriors, coached by Charles Norris, were again this week in the sports limelight of the state by being classed by the Topeka Daily Capital as third in Class B ball in the state.
Winners of the kids’ games on Old Settlers’ Day included the following: Don Bredemeier and Tony Turner, three-legged race for younger boys; Roger Johnson and Dean Ensey, older boys three-legged race; girls three-legged race, Barbara Bailey and Mona Klein; Kendall Helmer, sack race for younger boys; Frank Tajchman, older boys sack race; girls sack race, Jeanette Giles; Brad Case, younger boys 50-yard dash; Randy Smith, older boys 50-yard dash; girls 50-yard dash, Susan Yeagley.