50 years ago
december 10, 1964
The board of directors of the Cottonwood Valley Saddle Horse Association approved plans and material specifications this past week for the erection of a steel building on the athletic grounds east of Marion.
The flocked Christmas tree, one of the door prizes at the Conyers Flowers open house last weekend, was won by Jeanne Keazer of Marion. Other door prizes went to Mrs. Carl Ihde of Herington, Lysle Russell of Marion, Lucy Darrow of Wichita, Alice Weber of Burns, and Mrs. Menno Harder of Hillsboro.
Babies born at St. Luke Hospital during the week included Linda Dee Ann Nightengale, Dec. 3; Gregory James Jirak, Dec. 4; twins Jane Ann and Jean Ann Seibel, Dec. 6; Denise Kay Winters, Dec. 8; and John Michael Allen, Dec. 9.
Kathleen Ann Klein, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Klein, and William Goentzel, son of Mr and Mrs. Ed Goentzel, were married Oct. 31 at Our Savior Lutheran Church.
D.W. Montgomery and Forrest Smith of the Scully Estates office were in Chicago Nov. 29 and Dec. 1 to attend the annual meeting of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.
Marion High School senior Dennis Hett is a 1965 winner of a science award from Bausch & Lomb given as evidence of superior scientific aptitude. The award makes Dennis eligible to compete for science scholarships at the University of Rochester.