The initial Christmas kid’s drawing was held last Friday night. Winners and their prizes were Tim Zerger, flash camera outfit; Nancy Bennett, Barbie Dream House; Tommy Howell, electric football game, and Kathryn Bezdek, big stuffed animal.
Glenn Shields, Lincolnville Wide-Awake 4-H’er and son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shields of Lincolnville, has been named as a National Winner in the 4-H Tractor Program and will receive a $500 scholarship to be applied on his college education.
An industrious and enterprising young rural Marion couple, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Turner, are developing a promising new industry at their farm west of town in the production of high quality chili.
Ron Oelschlager, star KU fullback and son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Oelschlager of Marion, will be specially honored at a banquet in New York City next week when he receives the Blaik Fellowship. Ron was offered several professional football contracts, and was drafted by the Denver Broncs, but turned them all down. He plans to spend full time studying to be a doctor.
Marion City Commission again this year is offering a special reduction in electric light rates to people who will decorate the homes for Christmas. The reduction will be 80% of the difference between the amount your Dec. 15 to Jan. 15 reading exceeds your Nov. 15 to Dec. 15 meter reading.