50 years ago
december 2, 1965
The new 1966 license plate for cars and trucks have arrived. Vera Highsmith, Treasurer Kathryn Schimpf, and LaVaughn Klose are pictured holding plates 1, 2, and 3, which are reserved for the county’s three commissioners.
The two big winners of the kids’ drawing held in connection with Marion’s annual Christmas opening Friday evening were Donna Anderson and Jeffrey Brestel. Each won a bicycle. Ruth Morse received a transistor radio, Doug Vogel, a space helmet, and Brenda Litke, a big fuzzy dog.
Marion Warrior basketball squad has been practicing for the opening of the season this Friday. The A-team squad is made up of Bryan Alexander, Bob Elling, Norman Alexander, Dennis Highsmith, Jay Woerz, Lynn Applegate, Darold Longhofer, George Jackson, David Goertz, Blair Post, Mike Jantz, Neil Colle, Jim Magee, Lynn Vajnar, and Norman Mueller. Norman Bowers is manager.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Suggett of Blue Rapids announce the engagement of their daughter, Randee Lynne, to Larry Dean Loomis, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Loomis of Marion. A May wedding is planned.
Roland Vogel of Marion has completed the course of study at the Kansas Highway Patrol academy at Salina, and will be assigned as a trooper at Parsons.
Pat Costello, MHS junior, is the winner of the “Rights and Privileges” essay contest sponsored by the six federated clubs in Marion.