50 years ago
august 4, 1966
The primary election in Marion County was one of the quietest on record, with a light vote and no big surprises. The only issue that brought out voters was in Marion where a bond election was held for a $90,000 issue to finance construction of a news sports stadium. Approval was given by a margin of 94 votes.
Only two people were winners in Wednesday’s Cash Day drawing this week. Harriet J. Bina, Marion, received $200; Paul B. Gentry, Florence, missed $5; Howard Groening, Marion, missed $25; Darla Hicks, Cedar Point, missed $10; and Mrs. Leroy Roberts, Marion, received $45.
The Church of Christ congregation, the most recent addition to Marion’s church families, has secured a large tent from their McPherson congregation and will conduct a week of tent meetings in Marion August 8-14. Though their church building is fully air-conditioned, Louis Thompson, minister, says they felt the public would enjoy the appeal of a real outdoor tent meeting.
Fred Lewis, one of the area’s better fishermen, caught a 41-pound catfish last Thursday night on a trotline set near Strong City. The fish was one of seven caught that night, using small carp for bait.
The “Scoundrels,” popular Marion rock ‘n’ roll combo, will play for a Jaycee-sponsored dance at the Marion County Lake hall from 8 to 11 p.m. August 11.