60 years ago
february 9, 1956
The Marion City Commission this week officially accepted the resignation of Fred D. Allen as city clerk and appointed Hugh M. Gardner as his successor, effective immediately. Allen has resigned in order to accept the position of County Clerk, vacated by the elevation of Francis R. Roberts to a state position.
Basketball players at Marion High School selected high school girls who will be voted for Queen of Court. The boys chose Margie Bernhardt, Mary Lou Conyers, Kay Navrat, and Nancy Keazer. The student body will select the “Queen” this Friday and she will be presented at the game with Hope on Feb. 17.
Boy scouting in the United States is celebrating its 46th anniversary this week. During 45 of those years, scouting has been active in Marion. The Marion scout troop dates back to 1911 when “10 boys met in Dr. Eye’s office.” Three local boys will receive the Eagle award Monday night. They are Junior Wiebe, Earl Winter, and Michael Seaton.
A junior saddle club was organized Friday afternoon on the Marion Pharmacy balcony. Officers elected were Patty Longhofer, president; Lucinda Hauser, vice president; and Marsha McCartney, secretary-treasurer. The club now has 12 members and anyone 16 or younger interested in horses is invited to attend the next meeting.