55 years ago
april 18, 1963
The 75-year-old “Red Bridge” just north of Marion on Cedar Street road, has just received all new floor and stringers. The nameplate on the bridge shows the date 1887, a time when many of these bridges were built over the county.
Members of the congregation of Marion Evangelical United Brethren Church took part Sunday afternoon in the laying the cornerstone of their new church building going up on the east edge of town.
Four-time Marion County spelling champion Barbara Musgrave of Marion is pictured as she congratulates Merlin Suderman of Hillsboro on his win this week of the annual Spelling Bee.
Announcement is made this week that B.J. Allen has purchased the building on Main Street which currently houses the five-back bowling center operated by Mrs. Earl Linn.
Last Wednesday was “Pancake Day” at Marion Equipment when area farmers were invited in for pancake and sausages. A total of 584 people ate there. Statistics provided show that 20 gallons of pancake batter were used and 135 pounds of sausage fried, along with untold gallons of coffee.
Students from Marion High School attending the Principal-Freshman Conference held at Kansas State Teachers College were Gary Maltbie, Bob Klose, Tom Good, Dick Varenhorst, Arlyn Kinsey, and Stephen Greenemeyer.
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