60 years ago
october 11, 1956
Marion City Commissioners this week publish Ordinance No. 748 calling for an expression of the people on the proposal to proceed with plans to build a municipal swimming pool. The vote will be taken at the general election on Nov. 6.
Five members of the Marion High School Class of 1905, Zoe Marner, Ula Marner Riggs, Ruth Keller, Emma Fishburn Richards, and Fred Baker, with their families, had a wiener roast at the lake Friday evening after the Old Settlers’ picnic.
Dwight Kruse was one of eight Kansas boys winning awards in a 1955-1956 welding award program for high school students living on farms and ranches. Dwight was fifth place winner and was awarded $50 in this nationwide contest with his squeeze chute built during his junior year at Marion High School.
Drum majorettes performing with Emporia State’s band this fall include Nancy Carolyn Keazer, freshman. Nancy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Keazer of Marion.
Kansas Authors Club will honor Marion with a one-act play and song written by a former Marion resident, Irma Doster, at its annual dinner this Saturday in Topeka. In the play, Marion is named “Sunshine Center.” The story relates in detail the history of the community and especially the Hill School building where Miss Doster went to school.