55 years ago
september 26, 1963
Featured speaker at the Old Settlers’ Day program Friday will be former Marionite, Dr. James Albert “Bert” Wheeler of Newton. A novel feature of this year’s afternoon program will be a presentation of selected numbers from “A Modern Mother Goose” by a group of home talent players.
An armadillo, a real stranger to this part of the country, was taken alive early Tuesday morning by Clifford “Tip” McFadden at his farm west of Marion. Mrs. McFadden and 4-year-old Marissa brought “Josephus” into town for the children at Bown Corby School to see and have their pictures taken. Then he was loaned to Pete Schambron to display at his Skelly Service State ”zoo” across from Central Park.
“Constant Marion,” the junior yearling Poland China boar won Grand Champion honors last week at the Kansas State Fair. He was entered and shown by Jos. W. Dvorak who is pictured with the 700-pound champion.
Mrs. Otto Riffel, Lincolnville, missed $50 at Wednesday’s Cash Day drawing. Mrs. Chris Christensen, Marion, received $5. Mrs. Ernest Bina, Marion, also received $5.
His Excellency the Most Rev. Leo C. Bryne conferred the Holy Order of Priesthood on the Rev. Paul Oborny Saturday morning at St. John’s Catholic Church in El Dorado. Father Oborny celebrated his first Solemn Mass Sunday morning at St. John’s Church at Pilsen.