70 years ago
june 10, 1948
The annual stag party of the Marion Chamber of Commerce is being planned for 6:30 p.m. July 13 at the country club.
Two Fairbanks-Morse engines and generators at the light plant have a new “big brother” helping this morning with the chore of feeding power to Marion. The new 1200hp Fairbanks-Morse engine and generator are now at work to provide this city with power.
Marion County’s Red Cross swimming program with begin Monday with 87 youngsters registered to participate. Marion youngsters will use the Herington pool and will meet at 9 a.m. in the city park on the respective days in which they swim. Transportation will be in the high school bus.
Ernie Holmes, owner of the local Gamble’s store, has purchased the entire hardware and equipment stock of the Farmer’s Hardware owned by Frank Hollar. Mr. Hollar will continue to operate the poultry and cream buying station in the south part of the combined store at 4th and Main.
A number of young people who have been going to school are employed at various places of business throughout the summer months. Donna Hobein and Richard Rhode are helping at the J.C. Penney Co. store; Jean Muse is at the Pharmacy; Alex Case jr. and Rosse Case at Case and Son; Jack Beaston at the State Highway Barn, and many others we have not learned of.
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