70 years ago
March 2, 1950
The building now occupied by Fred Lee and Son Furniture, commonly known as the Schmersey building, is being extensively redecorated with a new show window and other improvements.
Eight schools from the Cottonwood Valley League competed in a one-act play contest Thursday afternoon in Marion Municipal Auditorium.
The Marion production, directed by Phyllis Hagel, received a “superior” rating.
Cast members were Kathryn Popp, Richard Bredemeier, Laura Jane Bredemeier, John Newcomer, Roger Ireland, Mary Hannaford, and June Avery.
Josiah Good, 79, long time resident of Marion and former president of the State Bank of Commerce, passed away at Wesley Hospital, Wichita, Wednesday evening.
Advertised this week at Ed Sandwell’s Sanitary Market is T-bone or sirloin steak, lb. 65c; round steak, lb. 69c; and arm, rump, or chuck roast, lb. 47c.
A big day is in store for the First Methodist Church of Marion Sunday when the congregation will observe the 81st anniversary of the local religious group.