55 years ago
january 17, 1963
The annual Cottonwood Valley Poultry Barbecue and Jamboree will be held in Marion Jan. 31. A feature started last year was the selection of a district “Poultry Queen” and entries are being accepted for this year’s title. District winner last year was Cynthia Batt of Florence, who was chosen from among 10 entrants from the several counties in the district.
Two ministers assumed new duties here last week. Rev. Staub is the new pastor of the Marion-Peabody Larger Parish of the Presbyterian Church and Winston Worden is the new minister of the Marion Christian Church.
The Jan. 10 meeting of James William Miesse Post No. 22 of the American Legion was a special one. Ten men were honored who have held continuous membership since its inception in 1919. The 10 include Cecil Bruner, Alex H. Case, E.L. Cavanah, John Ely, Jay E. Hargett, Alfred Kirchner, Earl L. Kreuter, Charles J. Mehl, M.J. Petersen, and Ollie Wight.
The nine members of the Marion Industrial Development, Inc. entertained their wives to a steak dinner last Sunday. Those in attendance were the T.C. Enseys, Ed Navrats, Bob Brookses, L.L. Hadsells, E.K. Schroeders, Homer Stenzels, Arthur Schmerseys, Roger Morses, and W.M. Pierces.
Trooper Rex Clothier of the Kansas Highway Patrol was the featured speaker Monday at the noon luncheon of Marion Kiwanis.