55 years ago
april 11, 1963
Another downtown building modernization in progress is at the Wheeler and Westerhaus law offices, the former State Bank of Commerce building. Pictured is Ralph Kreutziger of Jost Construction, as he uses an air hammer on one of the two stone steps that will be replaced by a modern walk-in.
The cellar filling activity at the Case building where Duckwall’s variety store has started a major expansion is attracting a large number of “sidewalk superintendents.” A front page picture shows the west half of the building front with a Paul Loewen dump truck getting rid of one of many loads of dirt to make the fill. Work upstairs is proceeding in spite of a noisy distraction at times.
Eight students from Marion’s high school and their principal left by special train Wednesday afternoon for the annual educational tour to the east. Students who made the trip were Shirley Bredemeier, Donna Hanschu, Anita Schlehuber, Karen Higgins, JoAnn Magee, Chris Hauser, Gary Alexander, and Tom Tucker.
Five women from Marion received five-year pins for Girl Scout work April 1at the spring Council meeting at Emporia. They are Mrs. Leonard Lentz, Mrs. Earl Van Buren, Mrs. Martin Jantz, Mrs. James Yeagley, and Mrs. Robert Musgrave. Susan Marler received a second place certificate for selling 84 boxes of Girl Scout cookies.