70 years ago
october 20, 1949
The new Youngtown church building will be dedicated Sunday just two months and 18 days from the time excavation for the basement began Aug. 4. The former church, erected in 1908, was destroyed by tornado May 20.
Tool dresser Earle Rogers and driller Dave Weathers are pictured as they finish capping a well on Rosie Holub’s land five miles north of Marion. The well may be a good producer of both gas and oil, according to W.H. Slusser, drilling contractor and partner with the Alpine Oil Company in the venture.
The interior of Meier Shoe Clinic recently has been remodeled, providing more selling space and a better, more attractive display room
Mrs. C. J. Ecker successfully surprised her son Dale Tuesday noon with a dinner celebrating his 18th birthday. Invited guests were Junior Powell, Tim Burkholder, James Nansen, Norman Bredemeier, Monty Frazier, and Kent Richmond.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hein have purchased the Del Mar Coffee Shop from Mrs. Wayne Johnson and took over operation this week. They are the parents of Mrs. Lee Greenemeyer and Harvey Hein, each of whom is associated with other restaurants in Marion.