50 years ago
january 2, 1963
The Sheldon Way family of Wichita won first prize in this year’s Marion County Record subscription contest. Mrs. Way is the former Corrine Pierce, daughter of former Marion resident, Marion Pierce. The family chose a new Smith-Corona electric portable typewriter as their prize.
The “First Baby” of 1964, born at 10:15 p.m. January 1 at St. Luke Hospital, is 6-lb., 8 oz., Melissa Ann Robinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Robinson of Route 1, Peabody.
MHS Seniors exchanged classes from Thanksgiving until Christmas. Girls learning woodworking from Charles Norris were Virginia Tajchman, Virginia Goentzel, Susan Carr, Karen Keazer and Sandra Kline. Boys learning cooking techniques were Bob Berg, Bob Leppke, Rick Bell, Max Miller, Wayne Ewert, Marvin Meisinger, Richard Swanson, Maurice Williams, Bob Olsen, and Lloyd Bevan.
Engagements announced in this issue included those of Janet Nina Patton and Richard Keith Meisinger, Patricia Elaine Funk and John H. Esau, Bernadine Broadstreet and Alvin Wayne Winter, and Ruth Ann Melcher and Laurence J. Merman.
Members of the Marion High School graduating class of 1956 met for a special Christmas reunion Saturday. They report a