55 years ago
august 22, 1963
The first concrete step in the construction of the Marion Reservoir on the Cottonwood River northwest of the city was taken this week when the county commissioners approved an Army Engineer project for relocation of a short portion of the Strassburg road. The northeast tip of the dam bisects the Strassburg road. This relocation will curve the Strassburg road to the east and up onto the dam crest at this easternmost point.
The City of Marion sold $235,000 in bonds Friday night to the Fourth National Bank and Trust Co. of Wichita. They are for the new water treatment plant being constructed here.
Large crowds of highly complementary visitors have been going through the fine new Duckwall’s Variety Store here since its grand opening last Friday and Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lawrence and Mr. and Mrs. Edson Childs were hosts to a party in the city building basement Aug. 14 honoring the 14th birthdays of their daughters, Marian and Marsha. The evening was spent playing games and dancing.
The annual Hett reunion was held at the Marion Water Works Park with 100 relatives and two visitors present. First cousins who were the closest relatives of the group were Conrad, John August, Orville, Oscar, Gertrude, Louise, Irene, and Frieda Hett and Mrs. Edna Willliams.