55 years ago
October 10, 1963
During an informal dinner at the Elgin Restaurant Saturday night, Mayor Ira Newcomer was asked to place the first long distance call from Marion over the new dial system. Mayor Newcomer is pictured talking with his son, John Newcomer, in Denver. Beside him are Mrs. Newcomer and Lloyd Simpson, Marion manager for Southwestern Bell.
Anita Schlehuber and Naomi Stenzel of Marion, students at Southwestern College, Winfield, have been name to membership in the a cappella choir for the 1963-64 school year.
D&K Café and Market will open Oct. 19 in the former location of Timbo’s on West Santa Fe at the edge of town near Pilsen road. It will be a café, but will also handle staple grocery items and will be open on Sundays and each day except Monday.
Jim Keazer, Marion High School senior, who was critically injured in an automobile accident Aug. 14, came back to Marion Monday evening and will be recuperating at St. Luke Hospital.
Many observers agreed that the game between the Marion Warriors and Hillsboro Trojans Friday night was one of the most exciting, best-matched, and best-played contests to be seen on a high school football field in years. The winner was Marion, 19-12. The win advanced the Warriors from 9th to 6th place in the weekly state ratings of schools of this size. The Trojans, in 8th place last week, dropped out of the top 10.
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