60 years ago
january 14, 1954
Marion City Commission met in regular session Monday evening. Quite a number of salary increases were allowed, varying from $7.50 to $50 per month.
Mrs. Albert Hart entertained seven boys at a party for her son, Sherman Ray’s, seventh birthday on the 7th day of January and a fine time was enjoyed by all. Those present for the party included Barry Avery, Warren Hart, Tony Hume, Tommy Tucker, Jerry Groening, Gary Grentz, and Larry Ensey.
A feature story in Sunday’s Topeka Capital by Peggy Greene (Peggy of the Flint Hills) relates development of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation under L.P. Richter, former Marion County resident and sheriff.
Paul Vogel, who lives northwest of Marion, lost a little finger Wednesday evening of last week while shelling corn at the Jim Yeagley farm.
Sally DeForest, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John DeForest of Peabody, was chosen Kansas Broiler Queen this week at the annual meeting of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture in Topeka.
Wingerd’s IGA Store will celebrate its first anniversary on the hill this weekend with a special sale for the occasion. Kenneth Wingerd has announced that special treats are in store for persons who visit the store Friday and Saturday in appreciation of the fine patronage since moving to the location just a year ago.