50 years ago
april 21, 1966
City policemen Lyle Sanders, Paul Behrendt, and June Jost met with Marion city commissioners Monday afternoon to discuss several items of law enforcement, especially the curfew law, and laws on dogs and cats.
Plans are progressing nicely for the first annual “Loyalty Day” observance to be held April 30. Not only will there be a parade and patriotic observance, but also planned is the Marion County Spring Beef Day and the Jaycees Auto-Rodeo.
Babies born this week at St. Luke Hospital are Valerie Elaine Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James F. Smith of Marion, and Tammy Lynn Harris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Harris of Marion.
Marion came home from the State Speech and Drama Festival with five I ratings. Individual winners were Toni McElwain and Patty Plenert, readings; Jackie Thomas, poetry interpretation; and Susan Yeagley, prose interpretation. The one-act play also received a I rating.
Fresh Wisconsin smelt, packed in ice and rushed in for the special occasion, will be served at the Legion Hall Friday night at a fish fry sponsored by the American Legion for the benefit of this summer’s Legion baseball team. They will be serving “all you can eat” for $1.
A large water tank, moved into Durham Monday, will help provide the town with a bountiful supply of water from wells north of Lehigh, some six miles away.