70 years ago
december 16, 1948
While the new U.S.-77 cutoff highway from the 3-mile corner east of Marion to the junction just west of Florence has not officially been opened to through traffic, the road is open now for local use during good weather. There has been no surfacing done on the road to date and should not be traveled during wet weather.
O.W. “Gus” Newlon, popular manager of the local Duckwall’s store was elected Dec. 14 to head the Marion Chamber of Commerce for 1949.
Military funeral services were conducted Thursday at Leavenworth for Pvt. Bob C. Mott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Mott, formerly of Marion. A 1943 graduate of Marion High School, he was killed in Belgium early in 1945.
Pictured are Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Regier who were married Dec. 5. Mrs. Regier is the former Eileen Hoover, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Hoover.
A familiar sight will be missing from Marion’s streets now that Nodie Baker has retired his Model T Ford pickup. After 22 years of shaking hands with the little truck each morning to get it started, Mr. Baker has decided to turn the Ford out to pasture and let it pass the rest of its years in peace. He has purchased a Model A Ford pickup and will use it as his paint wagon.
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