60 years ago
September 8, 1955
The attractive home of Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Hadsell is this week’s featured home in Marion. Located at 320 North Lincoln, it was built in 1950. One of the outstanding features of the home is the large native elm tree located in the back yard.
Miss Jeannette Russell was crowned Marion County Fair Queen Friday evening as part of the closing festivities on the last day of the annual fair. The three finalists, each of whom was Queen for a day at the fair, were Jeannette and Margaret McClain, representing the Marion Jaycees, and Bonnie Harder, representing the Hillsboro Kiwanis Club.
Two former Marion girls, Patsy Rea Hett and Dorothy Sandwell, were among 40 student nurses graduating Sunday evening from Wichita-St. Joseph School of Nursing.
Two Marion County residents, Louis Moravec of Marion and Mrs. Ed Leitz of Lincolnville, were delivered two brand new food freezers this week, their prizes in a nationwide sweepstakes conducted by the International Harvester Company.
“Bill’s Grill” changed hands Thursday and was opened under new management. Mr. and Mrs. Art Miles, who formerly operated the Red Barn at Peabody and are known better as “Art and Virginia,” have purchased the café from Bill McKibbin. They have renamed the business “Tasty Grill.” Bill McKibbin has returned to his cabinet shop and will operate it on a full-time basis.