50 years ago
june 16, 1966
Three state highway department officials were in Marion Monday afternoon to advise officials of the major improvement planned for highway US-56 through Marion County. In general, the improvement is called “adjacent construction” and will be along the present highway route, without major location change.
Douglas Kelsey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kelsey, who will be in the eighth grade at Marion Elementary School this fall, won the state championship in the 75-yard dash Saturday at the Junior Olympics in Lawrence.
The Rt. Rev. Arthur Tonne, Dean of the Newton Deanery, installed Father Joseph Donohue as pastor of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Tampa Thursday evening.
Marion American Legion junior baseball team won its first game this season by defeating Herington 7-2 on Sunday. Mark Klenda pitched a 4-hit game for Marion and struck out six.
Five Bible School students representing the five departments of the EUB church are pictured admiring a gas lamp their pennies and nickels bought for the church. The children are Terri Hiebert, Patrice Ewert, Tim Christensen, Randall Conyers, and Ricky Schwendiman.
Dan Schlotthauer brought in the first load of wheat to the Co-Op Grain and Supply elevator in Marion Wednesday. It tested 58 pounds and 17% moisture.