55 years ago
august 29, 1963
Paul Morse, Marion’s city clerk, has resigned his position effective Sept. 6, according to Ira Newcomer, mayor. Morse, a 1956 graduate of Marion High School, has decided to go back to college. He will live in Marion, drive a school bus mornings and evenings, and attend Tabor College at Hillsboro during the day.
Announcement is made this week that Mr. and Mrs. Will Helmer have purchased the Dairy Queen store from Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Schimpf. The Helmers will take over operation on Sept. 1.
The three finalists in the Marion County Fair Queen contest who will reign over the fair for one day this week are Elaine Klassen of Hillsboro, Margene Savage of Florence, and Roetta Cornelsen of Hillsboro.
Another Main Street improvement installed this week is the new metal awning over the front of Beaston’s Market. It is a marquee type and adds a modern appearance to the newly painted building.
Anita Faye Hett celebrated her 11th birthday Tuesday afternoon, August 27, at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Hett. The guests spent the afternoon playing “Bunko,” after which refreshments of birthday cake, ice cream, and Kool Aid were served. Guests present included Rita Stika, Vickie Klassen, Patsy Wood, Gena Broz, and Rita Kreutziger.