55 years ago
april 23, 1964
Heavy rain, hail, gusty wind, and at least one tornado on the ground visited parts of Marion County late Wednesday afternoon. They followed three days of intermittent rains, showers, and cloudy skies.
Max Jackson, Marion’s star of the thinclad circuit and the answer to any track coach’s dream, swept the field again this past week in wins at Abilene and Herington. He took three first place wins at Abilene — in the 100-yard dash, the 220-yard dash, and the 440 run.
Pictured on the front page is Tom Poppe of Lincolnville as he receives the trophy for champion of the Marion County spelling bee from Dwight Adams, president of Marion Chamber of Commerce.
A hayrack ride and wiener roast were the highlights of a party held April 14 honoring the 11th birthday of Sandra Anderson. Those present were Ginger Helmer, Brenda Helmer, Luanne Redfearn, Pam Griffith, Pam Slusser, Lucinda Jost, Shelley Batt, Janet Lawrence, Debbie Case, Rae Jean Woerz, Linda Caselman, Denise Wiens, Karen Kjellin, Brenda Foth, Susan Wood, Denise Schlehuber, and Sandra’s sister Sharon.
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