50 years ago
may 2, 1963
Pictured on the front page are four of the many Bown-Corby youngsters in a scene from “The Animal Fair,” a fanciful tale to be told in costume and song Friday night at the gymnasium. The old raccoon by the light of the moon is Nancy Bennett. The little skunk in the trunk is Carol Steinel and the monkey about to fall is Tommy Britain. Richard Britain is the elephant who sneezed and fell on his knees.
Several rural schools in this area are busy at the present time with petitions and special elections called seeking to join larger districts in the move toward unification. Some of the districts are Canada, Aulne, Loveless, and Morning Star,
Wedding promises and rings were exchanged by Jerrie Ann Kaufman and Dwight J. Kruse in a ceremony April 12 at Emmaus Mennonite Church, Whitewater.
Dwight Fruechting, former Marion teacher, has been named head football coach at Belle Plaine high school next year. He currently is teaching at Nickerson and is an assistant coach.
Four specialists employed by the Chicago Bridge and Iron Company are putting the finishing touches to the light blue undercoat on Marion’s new water tower. The large tank will get two more coats of white paint on the outside and will be painted inside as well. The tower will greatly improve the city’s water pressure and safety reserve. It constitutes another step in Marion’s plan of progress for the future.