55 years ago
august 18, 1966
A large crowd of family and friends filled Thompson Funeral Home’s parlors Saturday afternoon for memorial services for Al Holder, Marion’s venerable barber who died suddenly at his home August 10 at nearly 88 years of age.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Newton announce this week that they have sold their West Side Camp and Grocery Store to Mr. and Mrs. Jean H. Baczkowski of Wichita. The Baczkowskis came from Belgium nine years ago. They have four children — three boys Pierre 16, Theo 15, and Jean 13, and one daughter Henrietta, 11.
The 48th annual Hett reunion was held August 13 in Central Park with 126 relatives and two guests in attendance. Wilbur Hett was elected president; Homer Hett, vice president; Mrs. Earl Hett, secretary; and Miss Gertrude Hett, treasurer.
The sign painter Ted Cash was busy this week with one of the details involved in changing Marion School District No. 1 into Marion Unified School District No. 408 — that of painting the new signs on school buses.
Fifteen talented and attractive girls will compete next in the swim suit and talent judging for the title of Marion County Fair queen for 1966. The list includes the girls from Marion: Mary Korari, Susan Kay Lentz, Judy Pankratz, and Roxanne Zenger.
Marion area readers of Sears and Roebuck and Montgomery Ward catalogs, McCall’s Needlecraft publications, and other similar publications will soon be seeing a familiar face and figure on their fashion pages. LaVonda Hett, Marion High graduate of this spring, will be one of the featured models for the photo illustrations in the catalogs for next spring and summer.
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