60 years ago
december 1, 1955
Two of the Hett brothers, Tom and Russell, this week completed plans to purchase the John Deere implement agency from Carl Elling. They also have purchased the building on west Main belonging to Marium Webster and are presently moving stock and parts to their new quarters.
The ice skating rink in Marion City Park was flooded several days ago, and if the cold weather continues, kids will have a fine place to exercise their legs and try their skill on skates.
Choice of the Marion High School M Club athletes for their homecoming queen this year is Arlene Klein, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Klein. She was presented to the homecoming crowd by football team captain, Edward Davies. Co-captains, Vernon Bowers and Gail Dody, escorted the queen’s attendants, Kay Navrat and Nancy Keazer.
Anita Jo Hoffman, who was six years old Sunday, celebrated the event with a party in the afternoon to which were invited Carol Ann Bowers, Verna Helmer, Susan Kay Lentz, Elaine Rogers, Jackie Thomas, Bobby, Johnnie and Belita Winchester, Janet Varenhorst and Glenn Bartel.
Coach Ed Frickey said, “A fine close to a fine season on a fine day” after his team defeated Peabody Thanksgiving afternoon by the score of 13-6. Marion scores were by Makovec and Montgomery with Minear making the point after touchdown.