60 years ago
september 30, 1954
Marion County Historical Museum has found its first, though temporary, “home” in the county courthouse.
The A.E. Case stone dwelling on Locust, built about 1875, was sold this week and will be demolished to make place for a modern home. Purchasers of the site are Mr. and Mrs. W.M. “Bud” Pierce. Gail Merrill and Ed Navrat have been the recent owners.
Babies born at Marion Hospital this week, according to the “Hospital Notes,” were Judith Ann Reznicek and Bradley Wayne Turk, born Sept. 23; Gregory Francis May, Sept. 24; Derald Dene Bezdek and an yet-unnamed baby boy Pagenkopf, Sept. 27; and Mark Leon Kline, Sept. 28.
A hayrack ride was enjoyed Tuesday evening when Lucinda Hauser asked the 17 girls in her seventh grade for a party after school to celebrate her 12th birthday.
Tommy Christiansen, 7-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Christiansen of Durham, won a black Shetland pony Saturday in the Jaycee’s best-dressed cowboy and cowgirl contest at Lawrence Stadium in Wichita
One of Marion County’s almost stationary old settlers says he plans on being here Sept. 30 for Old Settlers’ Day. He is E.C. Lovesee, who has lived on the same half-section in Catlin Township since January of 1879.
The house in Antelope where the Lyle Sanders family lives burned to the ground early Monday morning. Nothing was saved.