50 years ago
september 29, 1966
The Marion National Bank now has a fine new “time and temperature” rotating clock on the front of their remodeled building. They also have a new burglar alarm. When the alarm got a short and sounded off early Monday morning, many town wags pestered the bank unmercifully telling them their alarm clock had gone off.
Earl Winter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Winter, and Bob Herron, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Laudner, met by chance at Guantanamo, Cuba, recently. Both are serving with the Navy.
An article dated Jan. 17, 1946, is reprinted in this issue. The article states, “The $70,000 Grumman Hellcat which the Board of Education bought for $100 to be used in the aeronautics class laboratory, will be flown in from Clinton, Oklahoma, Friday morning by Major Elmer Hollar, who is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hollar, while on leave.”
Letters of commendation honoring their high performance on the 1966 National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test have been awarded to four Marion High School students. Those students are Steve Heinz, Linda Loney, Norman Mueller, and Cathy Palmer.
Birth announcements this week include Mark, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kretchmar of Wichita, born Sept. 25; Robin Louise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Nelson of Marion, born Sept. 22; and Kevin Leo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Reid of Florence, born Sept. 24.