50 years ago
may 21, 1962
The newly formed Marion Mennonite Brethren congregation has purchased a 150 x 125-foot lot on South Coble from Dean Batt and Edward Costello and plan to erect a church building there in the near future.
Irontite of Kansas, a new and promising industry for the state, started operation here last week. The product called “Irontite” is foamed asphalt concrete to be used as a patching compound and crack filler for maintenance of streets, highways, bridges, etc.
Property damage that will run into hundreds of separate insurance claims was suffered over a wide area of Marion County last Thursday afternoon and evening. Hardest hit was a large area across the southern part of the county.
Marion High School’s top scholastic winners in the 1962 class are Dick Morse, valedictorian and Dennis Pankratz, salutatorian. Steven Krispense received the Balfour Award.
When Greeley Gas Company employees receive their payroll for the last half of May, they’ll have a weighty problem on their hands. The reason—they’ll be paid in old-fashioned silver dollars weighing about six pounds per $100.
Ten students from the area were among the more that 1,000 to receive degrees from Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia. Included are Diane Evenson, Lost Springs; Ruth Ann Melcher and Paul Schmersey, Marion; Carl Cox, Florence; James E. Dody, Lincolnville; Adolph Holub, Tampa; John Summervill, Marion; and William Oborny, Durham.
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