50 years ago
june 10, 1965
The city commission this week approved rental of a new police car, with Marion Motor Center the low bidder. The car, a new 1965 Ford with special police equipment, will be delivered in about three weeks.
Another of the fine improvements at Central Park is a new picnic pavilion. Jake Hein, park custodian, made the improvement from the old Boy Scout house that was going to pieces and had been unused for several years.
Charles Norris, Marion’s popular football coach these past few years has accepted a job as backfield coach and junior varsity head coach at Washington High School, Kansas City, Kansas.
A busload of foreign students at Kansas State University are making a three-day trip through central Kansas. In Marion County, they will visit and view the Allen Pankratz swine operation, the Suderman brothers’ purebred Hampshire sheep flock, and will tour the Tip Top diary plant.
Among those welcomed to Marion the past few days by the “Welcome Basket” committee of 20th Century Club, are Mr. and Mrs. Fred Winter who have moved here from Lincolnville, Mr. and Mrs. Gerry Harris and three children, moving here from Wichita, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kreutzman and daughter moving to Marion from Axtell.