60 years ago
march 26, 1953
An educational one-day students’ trip to Kansas City by a special Santa Fe train is being planned for April 7, according to J.H. Franzen, county superintendent. Cost of the trip is $5.45 for those over 12 and $3.35 for those under 13. Quite a number from Marion and Florence have already signed up to go, as well as several hundred from rural schools and from Hillsboro and Lehigh.
The Marion implement dealers have joined in concerted effort to make plans for a big tractor and implement show to be held April 11 in conjunction with the Marion County Hereford show.
Marion grade schools performed the operetta “Magic Bean Stalk” Thursday evening to a capacity crowd. The part of the brave sailor was portrayed by Tommy Gardner. Dwight Fruechting was the giant, Gary Ford, the pirate, Beverly Bredemeier, Jack’s mother, and Gary Ford, the ferocious pirate.
Mrs. Donald Kelsey entertained a number of girls Saturday afternoon in honor of the birthday of her daughter, Donna. Those present were Beverly Bredemeier, Tricia Caskey, Karon Highsmith, Sue Haizlip, Shirley Lucas, Coleen Allen, Shirley Hedrick, Patsy Slusser, Juanita Kelsey, Wanda Johnson, Clydeen Edmunds, Sharon Propp and Marie Blankley.
Sub Deb Club members invited guests Friday evening for an evening of fun and folk games at the Marion City Building.