60 years ago
january 24, 1952
The Santa Fe Railway has made application to the State Corporation Commission to discontinue their daily motor passenger and mail train each way (the familiar “Doodle-Bug”) on the Florence-Ellinwood branch through Marion and Hillsboro. A hearing date is being set this week.
Five Marion County farmers were honored Tuesday at the yearly meeting of the Marion County Soil Conservation District. The five who received the awards are Carl Gutsch, Ed and George Rempel, Walter Hett, and Ernest Suderman.
Announcement is made this week of the purchase from Mrs. Roger Hannaford, present owner, of a one-half interest in the Hannaford-Gardner abstracting firm by Dean C. Batt, Marion attorney. The transaction takes effect Feb. 1. The name of the company will be changed to Hannaford Abstracting Co.
Pfc. Joe Bill Gound has completed his schooling at Cookville, Tenn., and has been assigned to Forbes Air Base at Topeka where he will be clerk-typist.
Donnie Westerhaus celebrated his fifth birthday Monday when his mother, Mrs. Edwin G. Westerhaus, invited friends to a party in the afternoon. The children played games and later listened intently to a radio program from KFBI when birthday greetings were extended to Donnie. Invited guests included Tommy Tucker, Maxie Jackson, Charles Herbert, Larry Ensey, Mrs. Ira Newcomer, and Mary Westerhaus.