50 years ago
April 22, 1965
The fabled big spring in Marion’s Central Park is being restored. The hewn stone wall and the spring entrance was being unearthed by workmen this past week. It was to this spring that the earliest settlers to Marion Centre and travelers across country in covered wagons and on horseback gathered.
Lowell Ensey has been hired by the Marion Community Athletic Association to be Marion’s summer youth program director.
Barbara Christensen, senior at Marion High School, has been named recipient of the Balfour Award for 1964-65. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Christensen.
Workmen are rushing to completion this week the fine new multi-use building being constructed by the Cottonwood Valley Saddle Horse Association on the athletic grounds at the east edge of the city. The all-steel building will get its first use in May for the Hereford Association’s spring show.
Jeannine Skibbe, whose marriage to R.J. Bateman will take place April 25, was the honoree at a luncheon April 20 at the home of Mrs. O.J. Allen.
The backyard at the home of Mrs. Howard Mullen was the setting Sunday morning when Mr. and Mrs. Dean Batt, Mrs. Norma Hannaford and Mrs. Mullen invited the neighborhood in for coffee and an Easter egg hunt for the children. The occasion also was a farewell for the Edward Costello family and a welcome for the Roger Hannaford family.