50 years ago
february 3, 1966
A new and ambitious industry is rising that provides for daily egg gathering in the thousands. A good example is that of Mr. and Mrs. Don Fruechting and their three boys at their Aulne farm. Nearby two others, brother James and father J. L. Fruechting, also have large laying house operations. Don Fruechting today has a total of about 8,900 hens in production.
Jean May and Sandy Marler were surprised Friday when a card they had attached to a helium balloon launched March 10, 1965, was returned January 28, 1966. It came from a boy who found the balloon Jan. 21 in a tree while cutting wood near Silva, Missouri, over 500 miles away.
Jane Wilkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Wilkins of Navarre, became the bride of Dwight Gooding, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Pegorsch, January 16 at Our Savior Lutheran Church.
The sixth grade at Marion Elementary School will present the operetta “Alice in Wonderland” April 15. Main parts will be played by Marilee McGinness, Brent Colle, Shirley Hamm, Dianne Weber, Sandra Hoover, Henry Bingaman, Teresa Hett, Steve Warkentin, Mike Edmunds, Glen Bartel, Ricky Schwendiman, Randy Perkins, Mike Jackson, Billy Finke, Brad Kimball, Douglas Marler, and Dennis Helmer.
Robert H. Klose was honored with a farewell dinner Jan. 23 at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Klose. Robert left the next day for duty in Germany.