50 years ago
May 20. 1965
The annual “Spring Show” will be held Saturday, May 29. The all-day affair combines efforts of several groups and provides an enjoyable and profitable day for everyone. A large crowd is expected. The day will include a sidewalk sale, display of farm machinery, cattle judging and beef show, beef barbecue supper, and a horse shodeo as the day’s finale.
Jacob Meier, who for 32 years has been in the same business in Marion, this week announced that he will retire from active retail business on Main Street. He will, however, continue to do all types of leather work in the garage at his home, which he has fitted with necessary equipment.
Marion friends will be interested to know that Clyde Hiebert, son of Mrs. Arthur Bell, has been contracted to teach chemistry at El Dorado Junior College this fall.
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Hamm, Shirley and Dennis were in Wichita Saturday night for the Jimmy Dean show.
Gerry Harris, new Ford dealer in Marion, reports more than a thousand people registered for free door prizes at the grand opening of Marion Motor Center. A money tree of 25 crisp, new one-dollar bills was won by Max Robertson. Lester Blankley won a Mustang pedal car.
The Collett family enjoyed a picnic dinner and lively ball game Sunday at the Harvey County Lake.