60 years ago
april 3, 1952
The first section of Marion’s new street lights was turned on the other evening. The first blocks to be completed were the five along Main Street from Walnut to the bridge. The remaining blocks will be finished as soon as possible, Clarence Baxter, city light superintendent said.
As the school year nears its closing date, a number of teachers are bringing their older students to Marion for a visit to businesses, houses, and other points of interest.
Vernon Regier, manager of Mack Hardware and a veteran of WWII, has been elected commander of Ecker-Fulkerson-Slifer VFW Post 6958. Joseph Gamache has been elected senior vice-commander, and Monette Avery will be junior vice-commander.
Marion’s Lucy Burkholder, now head librarian at Abilene, was the welcome speaker at the Community Guild meeting Tuesday evening.
Mrs. Richard Bredemeier, a recent bride, was honored at a miscellaneous shower March 27 at the lake recreation hall. Hostesses were Mrs. William Bredemeier, Mrs. Orl Stage, Mrs. William Hammer, Mrs. Wesley Summervill, and Mrs. George McDonald.
Mr. and Mrs. Rex Dody announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Verlea, to John A. Blankley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Blankley, rural Marion. The wedding date has not been set.
There is a wide-open space where the Brown Schoolhouse stood since the early 1870s. Last Saturday it was moved to Newton by Frank Morse and will be converted into a dwelling. Another landmark is gone.