50 years ago
june 22, 1967
Dirty waters doused the downtown business area and valley residences Wednesday following nearly eight inches of rainfall during the past few days. Most people figure that the dam at Marion Reservoir saved the town from more serious damage and that the proposed dike and ditch would have saved Marion from flooding at all if it had been completed.
Some of the meat items Al and Art’s Quality Food Market advertises in this week’s newspaper include Fanestil smoked, cured picnic ham, 39 cents per pound; OhSe all meat wieners, 49 cents per pound; Armour bacon, 12 ounce pkg., 59 cents; and home style smoked sausage, pound 69 cents.
Wes Just attended a custodial trade school at McPherson last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Pictured Marion County delegates to the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State held last week in Lawrence are Debbie Steinert, Tampa; Bonnie Hamm, Durham; Virginia Ronsick, Lincolnville; Cheryl Ebel, Hillsboro; Diann Wiens, Marion; Julie Lake, Peabody; Pam Crofoot, Cedar Point (representing Florence); Mary Lou Malmgren, Florence; Teresa Seifert, Marion; and Lillian Sigle, Peabody.
Rose Marie Loveless, daughter of Judge and Mrs. Henry F. Loveless of Marion, graduated magna cum laude from McPherson College with the class of 1967.