60 years ago
january 12, 1956
Ralph R. Melton, M.D., took over duties as chief of staff of St. Luke Hospital as of January 1 and will serve in that capacity for the year. He replaces G.J. Goodsheller, M.D., who has served since the opening of the hospital. The chief of staff is elected each year by the medical staff.
Robert J. Silhan and Arnold L. Holt announce this week that they will open the former Bratton service station on West Santa Fe Street this Saturday. It will operate under the name of Bob and Arnie’s Service.
Margaret Sellers, Florence, placed second in the state cherry pie contest held Saturday at Wichita. Miss Sellers is a sister of Betty Sellers who has won the county contest three times and the state contest once.
Former Marion residents, Mr. and Mrs. Abe Reh of Prescott, Arizona, announce the engagement of their daughter, Marilyn, to Troy T. Murry Jr. of Prescott. The wedding date has been set for Easter, April 1. The bride-elect is a 1954 graduate of Marion High School.
Mayme French, Marion, received $140 in this week’s Cash Day drawing. Other winners were Anna Linn, Marion, $15; Media Amick, Marion, $5; Adolph Woerz, Hillsboro, $10; and H.G. Richardson, Marion, $5.