50 years ago
september 15, 1966
Dr. Leslie Saylor, prominent Topeka surgeon and a former coach and teacher at Marion High School, will headline the afternoon program on Old Settlers’ Day. Dr. Saylor is the son of the late Dr. J.H. Saylor, who for years was the Marion County health officer.
A full stand and crowded sidelines is expected Friday night to witness Marion and Moundridge open the 1966 football season. The starting Warrior lineup includes John Loney, John Sandwell, Ron Kreutziger, Neil Colle, Lynn Applegate, Lester Harlan, Charles Pankratz, Myron Frans, Dennis Knoblock, Kerry Domke, and Jim Magee. Bob Elling, Dennis Highsmith, and Gary Melcher will join them on defense.
The MHS Class of 1961 held their five-year reunion Sept. 4 at St. Mark’s Activity Center. A large group of classmates, spouses, and friends attended.
Homer Stenzel of Schoneman Shoe Store has been notified that two local children have been selected as winners in a national shoe contest. Chris Costello, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Costello, Marion, was one of the lucky winners to receive a brand new deluxe boys bicycle. Daniel Ludwig, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Ludwig of Florence, received an UNCLE gun.
Enthusiasm and pep will be at a peak Thursday when the Pep Club will have a snake dance beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Central Park followed by a pep assembly at Main and Third.