50 years ago
july 20, 1967
President Lyndon Johnson has declared Marion County as one of 26 in the state to be considered a “disaster” area. The counties named were hard hit by flood and tornado during the month of June when the state had a siege of unstable weather.
Conrad Steinel, instrumental music instructor in the Marion schools, has announced that lessons on band instruments will start Monday, July 31.
Karen Hein, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hein of Hillsboro and Mary Beth Kjellin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kjellin of Marion, returned recently from a two-week visit to Chicago where they attended an E.U.B. Church work camp.
Mrs. Vern Armantrout of Marion missed $200 at this week’s Cash Day drawing. Also missing out Wednesday were Joseph M. Sklenar, Marion, $20; Ellis Craney, Peabody, $20; and Mrs. Margie Schwartz, Marion, $15. The lone winner was Mrs. Ronald Hiebert, Marion, who received $20.
Linda Oldham was guest of honor at a combination watermelon feed, swimming party, and slumber party Friday evening at the Oldham residence. She was celebrating her 16th birthday. Those invited to the party were Susan Marler, Kathy Winter, Jan Herrick, Beverly Hoch, Beverly Elling, Joyce Ford, Jan Van Buren, Tammy Case, Marsha Cowan, Sue Hansen, Marla Bingaman, Maurita Deines, Pamela Weigart, Kathy Weber, Cathy Costello, Roxanne Hague, Lucille Spencer, and Debbie Finke.