60 years ago
august 25, 1955
Featured home this week is the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Rendel Newsom and their daughter, Donna. The attractive yellow and white frame home was built in 1952 by Bernal Johnson and is just south of the Newsoms’ new greenhouse on the first block of South Coble
Several folks in the Morning Star area had a “swell” time last week. Mrs. J.L. McHenry had a swollen ankle after being bitten by a non-poisonous snake coiled on the bottom step of her basement stairs. Mrs. Ben Ewert joined the “swell” time folks when she was stung by a yellow jacket. And, Jerry Siebert displayed a swollen nose and eye when he stopped a baseball with his face instead of his glove.
Margaret McClain, sponsored by Marion Jaycees, and Jeanette Russell, sponsored by Marion Kiwanis, will compete next week in the beauty contest at the Marion County Fair in Hillsboro.
Bobbie Good, 7-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Good, is quarantined at home for two week as a precautionary measure. A “very mild” case of polio was diagnosed this week as the result of a spinal fluid test.
Mrs. Gene Heath entertained with a farewell party August 17 in honor of the Methodist young people. Guests of honor were Janet Priddle, Bob Mehlinger, Ann Davies, Carolyn Merrill, Judy Thatch, and Rowena Olsen, all who will be attending college. Others there were Bruce Wingerd, Dick Hoch, Oscar Davies, John Rupp, and Gerald Stage.