50 years ago
october 13, 1966
Another fine business improvement in Marion will be under construction soon. The new building will be the dental offices of Dr. E.K. Schroeder and will be located at 921 East Main.
This year’s winners of the annual Marion County Pasture Improvement contest, held Oct. 3, are Ernest Hett, 1st; Dwight and Harvey Kruse, 2nd; and Dave and Steve Krispense and Percy Smith, 3rd.
Mrs. John Srajer of Tampa may well be Marion County’s oldest resident. At least she is the oldest person in the county receiving social security payments, according to John Ensign, Wichita, field representative for social security services.
Sharon Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Nelson of Marion, has joined the Army Nurse Corps and has been commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant. Sharon left last week for Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to attend an officers’ orientation course.
Winners in the annual punt, pass, and kick contest held Saturday at Marion Athletic Field were 8-year-olds, Tim Zerger; 9-year-olds, Jay Schwendiman; 10, John Higgins; 11, Don Bredemeier; 12, Jack Loomis; and the only contestant in the 13-year-old group, Bill Ford.
All members of St. Luke Hospital Baby Alumni Association are invited to meet at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark Activity Center for the annual party.