50 years ago
July 2, 1964
It isn’t official yet, but it is possible that the 1964 harvest in Marion County will break all records. At the peak of the harvest, it is estimated that over a half-million bushels of wheat a day was being received at Marion County elevators.
Richard N. Palmer, new resident engineer for the Marion Dam, has moved his family to Marion. Palmer has a temporary office on the site of construction, three miles northwest of Marion on the Cottonwood River.
The Marion Babe Ruth ball club lost two games during the past week. Pilsen won handily 19-6 Friday night and Tampa own 7-1 Sunday night. Marion used five pitchers in the Friday night game—Mike Wood, Jay Woerz, Dennis Knoblock, Gary Wiens, and Charles Pankratz.
Janice Case, Jean Case, and Lorraine Hadsell were among 5.050 United Presbyterian Women from all over the United States who gathered at Purdue University from June 22 to 28 to consider Christian freedom.
Janet Lawrence and Rae Jean Woerz are spending this week at Christian Hills Junior Camp at Eureka. Janet Varenhorst and Neva Kelsey are counselors at the camp.
Cook Motor Company, local Chevrolet dealer, has been notified that they have won the annual spring sales campaign for the 15th year in a row. Cook Motor has been in business in Marion 15 years and has won the contest every year.