60 years ago
october 18, 1951
Work is progressing well on the Marion Community Hospital. Most of the walls and roof are complete, and with a few more weeks of favorable weather, the interior work can easily continue through the winter.
The tremendous job of getting the Marion Public Library back into operation is making headway, and it is hoped to be able to open at least portions of it to the public within two or three weeks.
A hayrack ride was held Oct 8 for Twentieth Century Club. A tractor and hayrack furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Bill Richardson, provided transportation to the lake where everyone enjoyed a wiener roast. Hosts were Mr. and Mrs. Rosse Case, Mr. and Mrs. Scottie G. Gound, and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ottensmeier.
J. D. Harms, custodian of the courthouse, reports the loss, in recent weeks, of four jury chair cushions. In all probability, they have been borrowed and he is hoping they will be returned immediately.
The Red Cross has left Marion County after nearly three months of administering disaster relief to this flood-stricken area. All in all, a total of $84,707.21 has been figured as the cost of the relief operations locally.
Two students from Marion are among the 170 members of the University of Kansas chorus, largest musical organization at KU. They are Robert Hein, bass, and Janice Meisner, second soprano.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Childs were hosts to members of Delta Dek Club for a Halloween party at their home Tuesday evening. High score prize went to Mr. and Mrs. Gus Newlon, low score to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bartel.