60 years ago
oct. 17, 1963
Bids were opened Monday night and a contract was awarded to Braymen-Meinking of Topeka to construct new sewage treatment facilities for Marion. The new system will be composed of lagoons just south of town. Construction is scheduled to start by Nov. 15.
The former Morning Star School, three miles west and one mile south of Marion, will be sold at auction at 10 a.m. Oct. 19. The former Canada School will be sold at 1 p.m. that day. Sales of the Loveless and Bartholdi schools will be Oct. 26.
Virginia Kay Amick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Amick, Marion, enlisted last week in the Women’s Air Force through a recruiting office in Salina. Virginia Kay graduated from Marion High School in May of this year.
Charley Heerey will leave Thursday by train for Chicago, where he will visit a nephew before going on to New York on Sunday for a flight to his homeland of Ireland. He plans to spend two weeks visiting relatives, including two brothers, the eldest being 96 years of age.
Several improvements have been made in Marion this week. A new flashing arrow sign has been installed in front of the Cozy Café on Main St., a new concrete driveway and aprons have been constructed at Williams Home Oil on the hill, and an a new building with corrugated fiberglass covering is being made at Conyers Flowers.
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