60 years ago
august 2, 1956
Plans are now being completed by the cemetery board for a new entranceway to the Marion cemetery. The plans call for a cut stone wall extending on either side of the entrance.
Two cases of polio have been reported in Marion County the past week, bringing to four the total number this year. The most recent is Dean Keller, 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Alec Keller of Tampa. Charlotte Enns, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Bartel was taken to a Hutchinson hospital last Wednesday.
Marion’s potent Babe Ruth League baseball team of 13- to 15-year-olds wound up a very successful season this week with the season record standing at 15 wins, 3 losses.
The New Hope school building was moved to Aulne Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Darrow will remodel the building and use it to house their grocery store.
Strassburg Church youth attending Camp Fellowship near Wichita this week are Garry Vogel, Juanita Kelsey, Naomi Stenzel, John Kline, Karen Thole, and Jerry Kline.
One of the worst dust storms in a long time blew through the Morning Star community Saturday evening. People in that neighborhood report it seemed to be local in nature, lasting nearly ten minutes, and very much like a tornado with thick, gray clouds rolling along the ground. Nearby localities had rain, but they had only a few sprinkles.