50 years ago
november 9, 1961
High school students from nine schools of Marion County took part Tuesday in the American Legion-sponsored “County Government Day” in Marion. Most of the 131 students were juniors from high schools at Marion, Centre, Hillsboro, Peabody, Florence, Goessel, Tampa, Durham, and Lehigh. The day is a practical demonstration and experience of county government in action.
Charles Druse and sons, Jim, Bob, Ron, and Don, spent the weekend pheasant hunting near Healy.
Births announced in this issue included Nancy Jean, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Malir, Wilson; Ronica Dee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Schlehuber, Gypsum; Tena Marie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Maggard, Marion; Randy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Winter, Ness City; and Lori Lei, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kelsey, Marion.
Jon Thole, Marion, was in Kansas City Thursday trying out for the crops judging team at Kansas State University.
The Future Homemakers of America played their fathers in a fun-filled “unfair” basketball game Saturday night. The final score was 13 to 12 in favor of the girls. Pat Jackson was referee, Janice Goertz and Raymond Carr, coaches. The game was used as one of the requirements that each chapter has to fulfill to become an honor chapter.
Another oiler has been added to producing wells north of Marion. This one is on Ed Klein land about four miles from town.