50 years ago
august 17, 1967
Miss Kansas, Debra Barnes of Pittsburg, and Miss Marion County, Judy Pankratz of Marion, will be on hand this Friday for the annual pageant in the Hillsboro High School auditorium. Candidates for queen of the Marion County Fair this year include Connie Thye, Connie Jost, Faith Kleinsasser, Jacquelyn Mize, and Shirley Vogt, Hillsboro; Roxanne Zerger, Helen Jackson, and Barbara Christensen, Marion; Kristine Schubert, Ramona; Linda Priddy, Lincolnville; Virginia Reid, Peabody; and Kristin Reid, Florence.
Mrs. Fred Muck reports that more money came in this past week, mostly from out of town, toward the picture project at Marion High School of restoring, re-mounting, and re-lettering all the old photographs. They then will be placed in large wing-type display panels and erected in a suitable site in either the stone administration building or the high school building.
Miss Rose Marie Loveless, who leaves August 20 for Newport, Rhode Island, to complete officers’ candidate school in the WAVES, was guest of honor at a basket dinner Aug. 13 at the Marion County Lake hall.
Marion’s American Legion junior baseball team has a season record of 13 wins, 8 defeats. Pictured are players Dave Klenda, Steve Hett, Charles Pankratz, Norman Alexander, Jay Woerz, Steve Matz, Tom Klenda, Warren Hart, Dennis Knoblock, John Loney, and batboy Pat Loney.