50 years ago
april 14, 1966
The annual Marion County Spring Beef Show is scheduled to be held April 30 at the show grounds and athletic field on the east edge of the city.
Eighth grader Paula Fisher of Peabody was the winner of the Marion County Spelling Bee held April 14 at the American Legion hall in Marion. Steve Fillipp, Marion Elementary seventh grader, took second place. Third went to Kathleen Enns, a fifth grader at Hillsboro.
Jack R. Swain will graduate this spring from Wichita State University with a master’s degree and will teach next fall at Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia. He will be an instructor in anthropology, archaeology, and sociology while continuing his education for a doctorate.
It appears that at least one more block, the 300 block of South Freeborn, will be scheduled to be curbed, guttered, and blacktopped soon in Marion.
Members of the board of education met with Vickers and Everson, Monday evening to discuss plans for the proposed new stadium at Marion Athletic Field.
Gov. Wm. Avery and Congressman Garner Shriver will be the featured speakers at the Fourth Congressional District meeting and luncheon of Republican Women to be held in Marion April 16.
Robert Musgrave, former superintendent of schools in Marion, will be assistant superintendent of schools at Coffeyville beginning this fall.