60 years ago
august 30, 1956
Action of the Marion Board of Education at a special meeting Tuesday night provided for picking up a number of additional rural students in the school’s contracted station wagon buses. They now will pick up and deliver all students outside the city limits who desire the service.
Tampa’s top-notch softball team smothered all its opposition in the state softball tournament at Great Bend last week and in eight straight games won the coveted state championship crown. Tampa pitcher Harlan Schlessner was voted the most valuable player of the tournament. He pitched four victories on Sunday.
Buckley Grocery this week made purchase of a panel-type delivery truck and will begin doing their own delivery work after the first of September. Beaston’s Market also will deliver after that date. Sanitary Market is already doing their own deliveries. The Marion delivery wagon, which in the past had served many stores, will go out of operation on that date, causing stores to do their own delivery work.
Mrs. Anthony Schafers received $295, first prize in this week’s Cash Day drawing. Mrs. Lydia Hein, Marion, received $10 and Ernest Bina of Marion received $5. Not present when their names were called were Mollie Weibert of Hillsboro and Mrs. Ralph Symes of Lincolnville.