70 years ago
august 3, 1950
Dr. P.J. Garrison, official weather observer in Marion reports 10.43 inches of rain for the month of July and believes it to be a record for July precipitation.
Marion High School’s new band instructor, Kenneth W. Swanson, arrived this week and is in the high school band room daily. All students interested in band instruction can contact him there any week day to arrange lessons and start band practice.
Paul Herpich has joined the Marion County police force as undersheriff. He replaces Abe Reh, who has efficiently filled the position for the past year and a half.
A new meat display case was installed during the week at Sanitary Market by Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sandwell, owners of the popular grocery-meat market.
Two Tampa boys were saved from possible drowning in the high waters of the Cottonwood Tuesday after their car was washed off the road north of Canada.
The boys, Donald Beisel, 18, and his brother, Marvin, drove though surging water, crossing the bridge only to be stalled then swirled around with the car’s back end off in the ditch with only the hood and part of the top above water. The boys managed to crawl out of a window onto the car top.
The two were rescued due to quick thinking of nearby residents who arrived with ropes to guide them to safety.
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