50 years ago
october 1, 1964
Printed before the year’s observance of Old Settlers’ Day, this issue contains a number of articles entitled “I Remember.” These were written by early-day residents recalling things they remember about Marion’s early days. There also are photos of an ice flood, taken at Rogers Bridge on South First Street, and of the spring in Central Park showing a wagon trail coming over the hill, also the bend of Muddy Creek as it winds through the park.
Burglars were busy in Marion and McPherson counties Tuesday night. Some 17 or 18 places of business were broken into, all by the same method and using the same tools. It was evident that the burglars were mainly in search of cash—little merchandise was taken.
Marion’s veteran and respected barber, Al Holder, is “still at the old stand,” and starting this month on his 70th year of barbering in Marion. This is, by far, the longest record of its kind in the state. He started barbering in Marion at the age of 16 years.
The six federated clubs of Marion have joined in a project at the Marion City Library to create more interest in art by local talent. The first exhibit, which is now on display, includes oil paintings by Billie Slusser, Dr. R.R. Melton, and Dennis Navrat.
Mr. and Mrs. August Ollek of rural Elmdale were honored with an open house and reception Sept. 29 in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary.