50 years ago
september 21, 1961
Marion County’s agricultural agent, Lester E. Griffith, was one of two Kansas agricultural extension agents who received distinguished service awards last Thursday at the annual meeting of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.
Steven Krispense, student council president and a senior at Marion High School, has been named Junior Kiwanian for the month of September.
One of the most amusing acts at the annual Community Guild banquet Tuesday night was the appearance of “Little Egypt” and her two dancing girls. Harold Hauser, Max Jackson, and Earl Wood convulsed the capacity audience with their gyrations, costumes, and bass voices.
Marion Lumber Company’s new owner, Harold Woerz, announces they will hold a public open house at the lumberyard next Wednesday, September 27. He also announces their appointment as Marion dealer for Pittsburgh Paints.
Centennial Queen Jean Holmes and her husband Bill leave Saturday on their trip to Florida and Bermuda.
Marion Hardware announces they have just received a truckload of 1962 model TV and Stereo consoles. The TVs have the exclusive, new “Daylight Blue” aluminized picture tube, which promises to be easier on the eyes and give the brightest, whitest picture ever!