60 years ago
january 27, 1955
Preparations are being made to start drilling at the airport grounds east of town for a possible new source of water for Marion.
Lindsey King, one of Marion’s best-known residents, died Tuesday at the age of 90 years. King came to Marion in 1911 where he was top bricklayer on the Main Street paving contract. At the conclusion of the work, instead of continuing with the paving contractor to other jobs, he remained in Marion where he became a highly respected member of the community. Almost every child raised in Marion during the past 30 years holds dear the memories of riding with “King” in his horse drawn wagon as he made the round of the community hauling trash and carrying out odd jobs.
Coming to the Starlite Ballroom in Pilsen Feb. 3 is the original Six Fat Dutchman, national radio and TV stars. It is the first appearance of this 11-piece band in this area.
The weekly Cash Night at the Kaw would have given Margie Winter $135 Monday evening if she had been there to claim it. Next week, the cash will total $150.
“Tomahawk,” student publication at Marion High School, got off the press this week with Volume 1, Number 1. Judy Coons is the editor-in-chief and Joan Kirk is the faculty adviser.