50 years ago
august 12, 1965
L.L. Hadsell, president of Farmers and Drovers National Bank, has announced an addition to the bank’s administrative staff to become effective the first of September. Edward W. Colburn of Torrance, California, has purchased an interest in the bank and will become actively associated with it.
Five young Marion men, Les Johnston, Wayne Graybeal, Robert Konarik, Max Robertson Jr., and Mick Hett have “hot rod fever.” They have rigged, adjusted, and timed “Old 23,” a 1954 Plymouth, and have had better than usual luck with her recent area races.
Mrs. Mike Navrat brought in a big 1½-pound potato that measured 14¾ inches one-way and 11½ the other. It’s a whopper and would make a meal for the average size family. Unless we see a bigger one, it looks like the Navrats hold the record this year.
The federal government is going to count the television sets in Marion County again this year, as part of a plan to discover how many of them exist in the nation. Irene Younkman of North Newton will be sent into the county to spot check the sets.
The most valuable player this year in the Pee Wee League of the summer youth program is Jim Richmond. Most valuable one in the Midget League is Doug Kelsey. Each will have his name engraved on a trophy. The trophies will be on display in the B&E Café.