55 years ago
july 21, 1966
It is announced this week that Marion County will have a new full-time 4-H agent starting Aug. 1. He is Ralph Gilmore, a 1961 graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in agricultural economics.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Alder of Florence were victims of a robbery sometime last Saturday night or early Sunday morning. Their home was broken into and several valuable antique swords and guns were taken from their cases and display racks.
Marion Boy Scout Troop 102, under the leadership of Scoutmaster Bill Finke, has been named “Honor Troop” at Camp Ta-Wa-Ko-Ni, near Augusta, for the second year in a row.
Scouts are Ricky Schwendiman, Mark Rathert, Billy Finke, Chuck McElwain, Danny Steinel, Steve Fillipp, Mike Steinel, Dick Wiebe, Lance Alexander, Randy Perkins, and Terry Frans.
Mr. And Mrs. Alfred A. Swann announce they will hold an open house July 27 at their new store, Swann’s Drugs, located at the corner of Fourth and Main streets.
Births announced in this issue included Darrell Dean, born July 15 at St. Luke Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Herbel of rural Marion and Scott Alan, born July 19 at St. Luke to Mr. and Mrs. Marion Kelsey of Newton.
Four Marion athletes, Jim Richmond, Doug Kelsey, Charles Pankratz, and Gary Melcher, were entered in a big “All Comers” track meet Saturday at Wichita, and all placed in the events they entered.
Melcher was one of the outstanding stars of the entire meet. He set three new records in his three events — shot put, javelin, and discus.
The 1966 4-H Businessmen’s Picnic will be held at 7 p.m. July 26 at Hillsboro Memorial Park. An interesting program plus plenty of good food has been planned.
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