50 years ago
july 16, 1964
State Highway Trooper Frank Boyle leaves today for his new work and residence at Derby, a Wichita suburb. Boyle has been stationed at Marion for five years, sharing the Highway Patrol work in the area with Trooper Rex Clothier.
Mrs. Eugene (Marge) Christensen has been working the past two weeks in the district court office while Lois Shea, deputy clerk, is on vacation.
The Kiwanis Club of Marion will vote Monday as to whether or not to change the date of Old Settlers Day this fall. The date was set last fall on Friday, Oct. 2. Several have suggested the day be changed to a Saturday and the last week in September.
Marion Cub Scout Fishing Derby was held at the Marion County Lake Saturday. Some 20 to 25 Cub Scouts and adult “helpers” attended. Lake Superintendent John Waner supervised the weighing and measuring of the fish. Winners in the contest included: Randal Mott, longest fish, 17-inch channel catfish; Jeff Longhofer, smallest fish, 3½-inch channel; Jack Loomis, 8-inch crappie; and Mike Ewert, who caught the most fish, 23.
A dance for teen-age youth will be held Thursday, July 23, at the Legion Hall. Music will be by the “Flairs,” popular rock and roll combo.
All county businessmen and their families are invited to attend the annual 4-H Club picnic, given in their honor, July 21 in Marion Central Park beginning at 6:30 p.m.