50 years ago
september 9, 1965
Final arrangements are being made at press time for the opening this weekend of the new Sears Roebuck & Company store in Marion. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hill are operators of the store that is located in the building on the northeast corner of the First and Main intersection.
Jerry A. Dieter, who will soon receive his PhD degree in chemistry from the University of Kansas, has been employed by Sinclair Research, Inc. at the Harvey, Illinois, research center. Dieter is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dieter of Marion.
Rosse Case won the championship flight at the annual Labor Day weekend tournament at Marion Country Club. The first flight was won by Harlow Warneke, second flight by John Brose, and third flight by Vernon Moore. Case also had the longest drive and Bill Finke the longest putt.
Announcement of the sale of the A-1 Café at the corner of Main and Freeborn to David Greenemeyer was made this week by its former operator, James Hoffner. The hours will remain the same, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Miss Liberty and Uncle Sam are pictured inviting all women of the area to the annual Community Guild banquet, titled “Yankee Doodle Jamboree.” The banquet will be held next Tuesday evening, September 14. The two, incidentally, are Rosie Plenert and Margie Schwartz.