60 years ago
july 5, 1956
Announcement was made this week that “The Reservation,” student youth center, will close and move out of the downtown headquarters. Attendance at the center had been too poor to merit keeping the place open. Financial difficulties also were encountered, with rent running considerably higher than income.
A reunion somewhat out of the ordinary occurred here Saturday when Pierce family members, six sisters and their brother, whose ages range from 88 to 77, enjoyed a reunion dinner. Pictured on page one are Mrs. Minnie Miller of St. Francis and Mrs. D.D. McIntosh, Mrs. Amanda Oyer, Mrs. Chris Devore, Mrs. Mary Scharenberg, and Milo Pierce, all of Marion. Another brother, L.C. Pierce of McPherson, could not be present.
Janice Jantz celebrated her fifth birthday Friday afternoon by inviting friends for a party. Guests included Gene Bowers, Joyce Goentzel, Janet and Karen Hein, Steven Janzen, Bryce Ollenberger, Janet Giles, Pamela Weigart, Vickie Boese, Janet VanBuren and Janice’s brother, Michael Jantz.
The unbeaten Marion Babe Ruth team will go to Kingman July 28 and 29, to take part in the state Babe Ruth tournament.
Varsity debater Bob Kline, a freshman at Emporia State Teachers College, is pictured receiving congratulations from his debate coach on his recent initiation in the national honorary forensics fraternity. Kline is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry R. Kline, Marion.