50 years ago
march 15, 1962
The engineering firm contracted by the state office of Civil Defense has completed their survey of Marion County buildings they feel might be suitable as public shelters from atomic fallout. The buildings in Marion include basement corridor of Bown-Corby grade school, the city building, the Methodist Church, the high school, U.S. Postoffice, Marion County Courthouse, and the Famers Cooperative Association elevator.
Centre Rural High School crowned its 1962 Homecoming Queen Feb. 23 at the Centre-Hillsboro game. The queen was Connie Sturgis, a senior. Sandra Janzen was the junior class candidate, Gloria Lewerenz, the sophomore candidate, and Sharyn Hanschu, the freshman candidate.
A new highway filling station is under construction this week at the K-150 and U.S. 56 intersection four miles northeast of Marion. Owners of the station will be the AAA Oil Company of Kansas, a Kansas City firm.
Three students from this area were included on the “scholastic honors” list at Kansas State University for the fall semester. They are Jon Wayne Thole of Marion, Elizabeth C. Goertz of Hillsboro, and Charlotte Davis of Elmdale.
Joe Scharenberg of Marion received $200 in this week’s Cash Day drawing. G.C. Gilbert, Marion, missed $5, Ronald Widler, Marion, won
$5; Shirley Bowers, Marion, received $30; and Billie Laidlow, Marion, missed $10.