55 years ago
august 19, 1965
Monday showers and Tuesday and Wednesday rains have brought smiles to many Marion County faces, have helped the late-heading milo fields and pastures, and have loosened purse strings held tight by dry, hot weather and unsettled conditions.
Those competing for the title of 1965 Marion County Fair Queen will be crowned by last year’s winner Elaine Klassen, Hillsboro, on closing night, Aug. 26. Entrants include Rebecca Berry of Marion; Gloria Lewerenz and Carol Lehmann, Lincolnville; Jan Hostetler and Faith Kleinsasser. Hillsboro; Linda Strome, Burdick; Patricia Edmonds, Peabody; and Margie Goertzen, Henderson, Nebraska.
Steve Krispense, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Krispense, and a member of the Marion FFA Chapter, is one of seven Future Farmers of America from Kansas named this week to receive the organization’s highest degree, “American Farmer” at the FFA convention Oct. 13-25 in Kansas City.
School enrollment will be next Thursday and Friday. The faculty is headed by new superintendent J.M. Applegate. Principals are Maude Thompson at Bown-Corby, D. Eugene Enos at Marion Elementary, and Jim Weinmann at Marion High School.
Last modified Aug. 13, 2020