60 years ago
september 13, 1951
The newly inaugurated hot lunch program at the Marion schools seems to be hitting the spot with the students. Mrs. Paul Minear, who is in charge of the program, says the number who are taking advantage of the program is increasing every day.
Births announced this week include Kathleen Ann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Costello, born Aug. 31; Jon Earle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl R. Priebe, Sept. 9; and Larry Merton son of Mr. and Mrs. Merton “Wambsganss, Hutchinson, Sept. 9.
Officers elected for the Marion County Rural Life Association Tuesday evening were Kenneth Hett, Marion, president; Dalmer Kaufman, Peabody, vice president; Nadine Brewer, Peabody, treasurer; Virgil Obermeyer, Peabody, treasurer; Evelyn Hess, Peabody, and Catherine Heerey, Marion, reporters.
Charles Evans, small son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Evans, had the misfortune to get his hand in a pump jack Friday morning, injuring three of his fingers badly.
Plans are in the making for the official opening and dedication of Marion’s new gymnasium. Contracts have been signed with two nationally famous basketball teams, Philips 66 and the McPherson American Legion, to formally open the gym with an exhibition game.