50 years ago
august 8, 1963
A novel addition to Marion’s most widely known attraction, its beautiful Central Park, is an attractive native stone and cement structure built to simulate an old-time dug well. This replica of a well is carried out with a gable roof and authentic old well wheel, bucket, and rope. The new addition is the result of a project of Coterie Club members, who purchased the refrigeration unit and other incidental equipment. Building was done by husbands and by members of the Chamber of Commerce.
Janet Druse was guest of honor at a birthday party at the home of her parents Monday afternoon. Guests were Denise Magathan, Debbie Edmunds, Rhonda Richmond, Debra Ratzlaff, Patty Kjellin, Joyce Whiteman, Cheryl Break, Terrie Finke, Shelley Finke, Janet’s sister, Cindy, and two brothers, James and Dennis.
Mike Schwemmer, all-state basketball player last season at Marion High School, has been offered an athletic scholarship at Independence Junior College. Schwemmer was the CVL high scoring champion this year with 369 points, an average of 21.7 per game.
Hilden Hayward, lineman for the city, was painfully injured Monday afternoon in a 20-foot fall from a light pole. He had recovered enough to leave the hospital Wednesday evening.