50 years ago
june 14, 1962
Harvest got off to a slow start early this week due to wet fields. However, early reports indicate a good yield—better than average.
The United Traffic Safety Commission of Marion has selected Gene Atteberry of Route 3 as the safe driver of the month. Larry Maltbie is the teenage safe driver of the month. Al’s Standard Service Station will provide the five gallons of gasoline to this month’s awardees.
Mary Melton and Jean Morse left Sunday morning via train from Florence to attend Girls’ State at Lawrence. They will return by the end of the week.
Pat Longhofer of Marion won first prize last Saturday for best-dressed woman in the colorful Flint Hills Rodeo parade of horses and riders at Cottonwood Falls. Pat is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Longhofer of Marion.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Penland attended the Coronado Caravan reunion June 19 and 20 at Great Bend. The next reunion will be in Clayton, N.M., in 1963.
The roster of Marion’s Babe Ruth baseball team is as follows: 15-year-olds—Ricky Bell, Dick Robertson, Rich Soyez, Ed Parrack, and Bruce Hett; 14-year-olds—George Jackson, David Goertz, and Rich Winter; 13-year-olds—J.R. Weinheimer, Dennis Highsmith, Norman Alexander, Neil Colle, Bob Elling, and Harry Bennett. Ed Winter is team manager. Coaches are Ron Sweat and John Christensen.
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