50 years ago
august 23, 1962
Two of the seven candidates for Marion County Fair Queen are Donna Jost, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. June Jost, sponsored by Marion Kiwanis Club and Deanna Kay Klenda, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Klenda, sponsored by the Marion Chamber of Commerce.
Paul Behrendt is pictured on the front page delivering safe driver’s certificates to the June safe driver winners, Mrs. Bill Meyer and Shirley Bredemeier, and the July winners, Bob Brooks and Steve Krispense.
Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Lunderman, new owners and operators of the Western Auto Associate Store in Marion, will hold a grand opening this weekend with many special bargains for the event.
Tressie Ann Miles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L. Miles of Newton, and Marion Kenneth Kelsey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kelsey of Marion, were married Aug. 5 in a candlelight service at First Christian Church, Marion.
Two little cousins, Mark Ottensmeier and Kathy Edmunds, celebrated their fourth birthdays together Tuesday evening at a family picnic in the city park.
Two hundred Mennonites of the 6,000 from Europe who attended the Mennonite World Conference at Kitchner, Ontario, Canada, arrived Wednesday noon at the Brudertal church in five chartered buses. A number of people in the community served lunch to the group before they continued on their trip.
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