60 years ago
august 4, 1955
An article featured in the August issue of Public Works magazine written by James F. Meisner, Marion County engineer, tells of the road progress made in this county during the eight years under the Unit System, and on a very limited budget.
Mayor and Mrs. Ira Newcomer and son John live in a beautiful colonial home on North Cedar, which was remodeled by them from an old-fashioned house in 1952. It is one of the most attractive homes in Marion.
The small supply of water in the river forces the commission to curtail water except for essential purposes. Marion citizens will be limited in the use of water from the city mains beginning Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Enos Kapaun, accompanied by Bishop Mark Carroll, Wichita, were in Chicago the last of the week where they accepted the emblem of the Legion of Merit, on behalf of their son, Chaplain Capt. Emil J. Kapaun, who lost his life in a Korean prisoner of war camp.
Sharon Nelson asked friends to a party Thursday afternoon celebrating her 10th birthday. Invited guests were Cindy Hume, Helen Olsen, Helen Langley, Mary Stephens, Rose Marie Loveless, and Anita Schlehuber.
Rev. and Mrs. Carol Gilbert will present a Gospel Singspiration over station KJRG, Newton, Thursday mornings, Aug. 11 and 18. They will provide 15 minutes of gospel hymn singing.