55 years ago
february 17, 1966
Lynn Christensen, Marion’s mayor and for a long time associated with the farm equipment business here, this week purchased the Lewerenz interests in Marion Equipment Co., Inc. and became full owner of the local International Harvester dealership. The firm will now be known as “Lynn’s Truck and Tractor.”
Marion Mashers basketball team took the Tampa Tigers, 77 to 69, in a town team game played Saturday evening in Marion Gymnasium.
Jerry Harris led for Marion, making 21 points. Dave Deutschendorf had 17, Bina 7, Link 8, Druse 15, Jost 7, and Baumgardner 2.
Bezdek led for Tampa with 19, Jirak 18, Novak 16, Frantz 10, and Oborny 4.
June Jost, well-known Marion farmer, has been added to the Marion city police force effective at once. He replaces Francis May who tendered his resignation to the city commission this Monday in order to take a position at Beech Aircraft in Wichita.
Girl Scout Troop 59 elected new patrol officers. The Daisy Patrol elected Laura Brose patrol leader and Karen Pankratz, assistant. The Arrowheads elected Jo Marie Mueller patrol leader and Melody Meier, assistant. The Green Angels chose Jane Lentz for patrol leader and Teresa Case, assistant.
Max Hayen, well-known young Marion County man, this week took over his new position as business manager for St. Luke Hospital. He has been employed for several years at the Lincolnville Cooperative Association.
Marion High School students are collecting a variety of small items to send to an impoverished village in Vietnam. Items they seek include soap, tooth brushes, tooth paste, wash cloths, towels — anything that can be given on a person to person basis. The exact village to which the items will be sent has been referred to Marine Capt, Richard Schwartz, who has been serving in South Vietnam for some time.
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