60 years ago
march 10, 1955
One of the more interesting of the new homes in Marion is that of Dr. and Mrs. E.K. Schroeder and sons at 520 Locust Street. Bill Buethe was the builder of this two-level home in a secluded location.
Ezra’s Dairy Queen in Marion, which has been closed during the cold months, will open for business this Friday, according to Mr and Mrs. Ezra Schimpf, owners.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Conyers are nearing the time when they will have a formal opening of their greenhouse and nursery located just off South Lincoln Street on Maple. The opening is planned for early in April.
Marion lumberyards are having a mild boom in 2x2s these days as more and more school kids join the stilts parade. Boys who would stand still long enough to have their picture taken on stilts were Tuck Tucker, Jerry Domke, Jim Washburn, Jerry Loveless, John Webster, Laurence Webster, and Tom Good.
Shelly Hett celebrated her fifth birthday Monday afternoon by inviting girls in her neighborhood in for an afternoon party. Guests were Coleen White, Sandra Richter, Becky Vadnais and Jan Weaver. Shelly’s two-month-old sister, Teresa Renee, also received a great deal of attention and petting.
Kay Navrat, a junior in first year typing at Marion High School, has been notified that she has won first place in Clark’s February typing contest. Kay was award a gold pin for typing 60 words a minute for 10 minutes.