70 years ago
may 6, 1948
Elmer Matson, McPherson, has been awarded the contract for the long-awaited citywide collection of garbage and trash for Marion residences and business houses. His contract calls for garbage and trash collection daily except Sunday in the business district and garbage collection twice a week in the residential area.
The annual social event in the lives of high school juniors and seniors, the Junior-Senior Banquet, will be held in Marion May 11 at the high school gymnasium.
Keith Kelsey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Kelsey, has accepted the position as City Clerk of Marion, taking office the first of May. A.W. Schoneman who had been acting clerk for the past month until a permanent appointment could be made will remain at the city office until the new clerk is thoroughly acquainted with the work. Also in the office as a clerk is Mrs. Ruby Burkholder.
Pictured is a young man, E.A. Sieger an El Monte, California, steeplejack, who collected $30 in about 15 minutes the other day when he climbed the 85 ft. flagpole on the courthouse lawn to put a new flag rope through the pulley at the top. He says he travels over about 17 states doing such work and really enjoys it. He is one of a rare species, because the county commissioners have been looking for just such a man to help them get the flag flying again.
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