60 years ago
April 5, 1956
Two new business moves this week are those of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Hassinger, who are in the process of purchasing the Mack Hardware building at the corner of Main and Second streets, and Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Broadstreet, who have leased the present Jackson’s store location in the Case building.
Margie Bernhardt and Maxine Hinz were named this week to go to the annual Girls State at the University of Kansas in Lawrence June 10-17. Alternates are Elda Pankratz and Mary Lou Conyers.
The roller skating rink at the northwest edge of Marion will reopen two evenings a week beginning this Sunday, according to an announcement by Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Helmer.
Mrs. Joe Atherton asked fifth grade girls for a party after school Wednesday honoring her daughter, JoEllen’s 11th birthday. Girls attending were Betty Tipton, Helen Olsen, Ruth Lais, Sydney Hume, Glenda May, Edith Jewett, Mary Stevens, and Donna Newsom.
Mrs. James L. Williams will open a real estate and loan office in the former Petersen Barber Shop room in the Thies Grocery building at the corner of Main and Cedar Sts.
A musical style review showing new spring costumes for 8-year-olds to adults was given at the regular monthly meeting of Community Guild Tuesday evening. The program was planned and given by Betty Lou Kellum, supervisor of music in the grade schools, and Joan Kirk, teacher of home economics in the high school. The fashion show closed with a verse of the theme, “April Showers,” by the entire cast.