70 years ago
april 26, 1951
Thies Food Center will open Saturday. The modern new grocery business features several lines of merchandise and will remain open evenings. Mr. and Ms. Clyde Thies are owners and managers of the complete grocery and shopping center that consists of grocery, drug, and meat departments with magazines, frozen foods, gloves, and household items available.
Martin K. Eby, contractors on the new Marion gymnasium and vocational agriculture building, are issuing an invitation to the public to attend an open house at the structure Sunday afternoon.
Funeral services for Jacob H. Groening of Hillsboro were held Wednesday at the Hillsboro M.B. Church. Mr. Groening moved his filing station and Plymouth-Desoto agency to Hillsboro from Lehigh in 1934 and took an important part in the life of that city.
The annual Junior High School banquet, given by the seventh graders to honor members of the eighth grade, was held April 19 at the City Building. The program included remarks by toastmaster Dick Hoch, response by Janet Priddle, and a short address by A.J. Shull, high school superintendent.
In keeping with their theme for the month, “Railroading,” 45 Cub Scouts and their den mothers took a train trip Saturday on the “Doodlebug.” For many, it was their first train ride, although it was only to Florence and back.
Den mothers who accompanied them were Mrs. Lynn Christensen, Mrs. Edward Good, Mrs. Virgil Hoopes, Mrs. H.C. Post, Mrs. Silas Weidenbener, and Mrs. Virgil Wiebe.
Scottie George Gound has announced this week that he purchased the local Firestone store from Lloyd Tarrant on Thursday of last week and has taken over management of the business. Chester McKibbin will remain on the selling force of the store. Scottie George is the son of Scottie W. Gound, local Ford automobile dealer.
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