70 years ago
august 5, 1948
In a surprisingly quiet primary election Tuesday, voters of Marion County chose Edwin G. Westerhaus over Charles W. Ward for the Republican nomination for county attorney; W.H. White of Council Grove over Alvin Wight for state senator; J. Ira Newcomer over S.W. Williamson for second district commissioner; and Francis Roberts over D.W. Sterling for county clerk.
Twelve Marion Boy Scouts with their leaders, Homer Stiller and Virgil Wiebe, and junior leader, Bob Reinke, will leave Sunday for a week’s summer trip to Roaring River State Park at Cassville, Missouri
Max Merrill and Bud Hannaford left Sunday from Newton with a boys’ travel camp for a bus tour of Colorado.
The Wichita “Feminaires” a group of women pilots flew into Marion’s municipal airport Sunday morning in three Luscombes and two Cessnas and breakfasted here as guests of Hoopes Flying Service. Also breakfasting with them were Chamber of Commerce president Leslie Powell, W.J. Haas, flight instructor Bernice Hahn, and host Virgil Hoopes.
The following girls went to Camp Wood, Elmdale, Sunday for a 10 day camping period: Ginger Price, Charlene Youk, Marilyn Reh, Carolyn Merrill, Jeaneen Brose, Susan Thiel, Jeanette Russell, LeNore Wheeler, Judy Coons, Billy Herbert, Judy Thatch, Diana Herbert, Ann Davies, Nila Hoopes, and Vicki Black.