60 years ago
may 3, 1956
Bown-Corby students presented the annual May Fete Tuesday evening at the Marion gymnasium. The processional brought on trumpeters, baton twirlers, rhythm band, balloon boys and girls, attendants and pageboys. Then came the crown bearer Jo Beth Crawford, the royal consort Don Westerhaus and the Queen of May Coralie Crawford.
Eighty-one rural eighth grade students of Marion County will receive their diplomas May 11 in Marion City Auditorium at the annual graduation exercises for rural schools.
A sign in the front yard of the Gail Merrill residence last week proclaimed the arrival of their grandson, Mitchell Harris Merrill, son of Lt. and Mrs. Max Merrill now living in St. Louis.
A group of juniors gathered at the Price home Thursday evening for a wiener roast between shifts at decorating for the Junior-Senior Banquet. Those present were Johnsie Just, Betty Matthews, Delores Shafer, Joyce Pientka, Elda Pankratz, Margie Bernhardt, Maxine Hinz, Mary Lou Conyers, Pat Dixon, Margaret McClain, Dee Cheek, Mickey Seaton, Wade Robertson, Bob Eckstrom, Bill Burkholder, and John Price.
A group of grade school students, mothers and sponsors left Marion by train Friday afternoon for a trip to Chicago. They joined a special train that carried about 800 school pupils and sponsors. Meals were included in their train ticket, also a bus trip to interesting places in Chicago.