60 years ago
february 14, 1952
Donald Dunn, 30-year-old former Marion farmer, was named last week by the Yakima, Wash., post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars as their candidate in the nationwide competition for a $50,000 irrigated farm to be given to the “most worthy veteran.” The “farm-in-a-day” will be given to the veteran chosen as most worthy in the nationwide contest. It will include all machinery, animals, a $17,000 house, and furnishing.
Announcement is made this week of the candidacy of Dean C. Batt for the office of Probate Judge of Marion County.
A quintet of Marion girls have been capped by the Wesley Hospital School of Nursing at Wichita. The girls are Ethel Hiebert, Isla May Hiebert, Carol Oblander, Laura Jane Bredemeier, and Phyllis Magathan. All are members of the Marion High School graduation class of 1951.
Graveside services for Pfc. Jack Herzet will be held at the Florence cemetery Sunday afternoon. The deceased was killed in Korea nearly two years ago. He was the son of Mrs. Dixie Herzet, Newton.
Rural County Rural Mail Carrier Association and auxiliary met Monday evening at the Lincolnville High School for their regular meeting. A potluck supper was enjoyed after the meeting. Those present included Mr. and Mrs. Homer Stiller and Walter Allen of Marion.