55 years ago
august 23, 1966
Neighbors did a “good turn” for a well-like Marion farmer, hospitalized Stanley Anderson, Monday afternoon when 16 friends turned out to bale his hay. Using three balers, the group started on the 25-acre field about 1:30 p.m. and it was all in the barn by 3:30.
Those doing the “good neighbor” work were Roy Penland, Ed and Jack Goentzel, Orville and Milford Hett, John and Brad Olsen, Junior Hett, Wilson Schwendiman, John Siebert, Clifford McFadden, Steve Sandwell, Kerry Domke, Jim Jackson, and Dale and Ben Anderson.
According to general chairman Roger “Bud” Hannaford, high school graduating classes in the years ending in “6” are planning reunion activities to coincide with other activities on Old Settlers Day.
A tremendous lightning bolt, coming in the midst of a 1 a.m. rainstorm on Sunday, hit Hallett Construction Company, formerly Riddle Quarries, repair shop building and welding shack southwest of Marion. Almost immediately it turned into a hot, searing fire.
Marion Fire Department chief Hazel Meierhoff, Bud Pierce, and John Britain responded to the call and were instrumental in saving a least half a dozen lime trucks parked near the burning buildings.
Grand champion winners in the Marion County 4-H boys’ grooming and girls’ style revue are William Thomas of Marion Go-Getters and Maureen Riffel of Lincolnville Wide-Awakes.
It was revealed this week that extension of the building and remodeling soon will be underway at Strassburg Baptist Church northwest of Marion. Included in the plans are additional classrooms, a nursery, rest rooms, and new entry way, plus repair and some remodeling of the present sanctuary.
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