55 years ago
July 15, 1965
Santa Fe Trail Miniature Wagon Train passed through Marion County this week.
The caravan, piloted by youngsters 9 through 16 years of age, and accompanied by sponsors and adult guides, was experiencing many of the rigors of the Old Santa Fe Trail and meeting every emergency in true frontier fashion.
Mike Good, Doug Marler, and Brad Case were winners in the drawing for those to serve as city officials during the miniature wagon train’s visit. Mike served as mayor and Doug and Brad were commissioners.
A good roster of capable instructors is on hand for the second session of the Red Cross swimming lessons that begin July 30.
It includes LaVonda Hett, Judy Pankratz, Helen Jackson, Nancy Klenda, Roma Roebke, Jackie Thomas, Patty Plenert, and head instructor Jean Morse.
The city crew is busy this week helping put a new “slurry seal” on the asphaltic concrete pavement on Main Street.
Marion women’s softball team beat the Burns team Monday night by the score of 24-14. Harriet Bina and Frances Hunt paced the winners with four hits each. Bina had a home run, a double, and two singles while Hunt had two doubles and two singles. Mary Ann Finke held the losers to nine hits. Shirley Bredemeier was catcher.
Last modified July 9, 2020