60 years ago
september 17, 1953
Robbers entered stores at Hillsboro, Tampa, Lost Springs, and four places in Wilsey in Morris County on Monday and Tuesday nights of this past week. Scant evidence was found as no one in the towns heard or saw the gang of burglars.
Marion County population fell below the 17,000 mark this year for the first time in many years. The final figures as announced by the State Board of Agriculture was 16, 731.
Roger Hannaford arrived home “Wednesday of this week from Camp Lewis, Wash., for a 10-day furlough.
The birthdays of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Sandwell were celebrated Sunday evening with homemade ice cream and cake at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Earl Janzen and Mr. Janzen.
Dianna Vinduska celebrated her 11th birthday Saturday by asking friends as guests for the matinee at Kaw Theatre and refreshments afterward at her home. Guests were Carol Conyers, Sue Summervill, Margie Winters, Karen Shull, Lisa Vinduska, Lu Esther Wheeler, Lucinda Hauser, Joyce Remmers, Judy Svitak, and Rita and Joyce Urbanek.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tajchman announce the engagement of their daughter, Georgene Angela, to Harold Loren Byram, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Byram. The wedding date has been set for Oct. 27 at St. Mark Church, Marion.