70 years ago
september 20, 1951
A released prisoner of war, Sgt. Cleckner, has related, within the past few days, experiences spent in Red Camp with Marion County Catholic priest, Father Emil Kapaun, bringing hope for his safety to his many friends and family. Other information on Father Kapaun also comes from the letters to the editor section of last week’s issue of the Saturday Evening Post.
Fifty rural one-teacher elementary schools are operating in Marion County this year. This is one more than last year. The addition is New Hope, southwest of Marion, with three students.
Soon after the disastrous July flood the Necchi Company in New York offered ten new machines to aid in flood relief in this area. Five were given to women in Florence, one to a woman in Clements, and four which came to the Marion Kiwanis Club for distribution.
The club felt the greatest good would be made by putting them in the school system. A 3-column picture on the front page shows Miss Lucy Hovey., home economics instructor at Marion High School, as she explains the new sewing machine to her Junior High sewing class.
Five Marion girls, Isla May Hiebert, Phyllis Magathan, Carol Oblander, Laura Jane Bredemeier, and Ethel Hiebert, have enrolled at Wesley Hospital School of Nursing in Wichita for the three-year professional nursing course.
Final papers were completed this week on the sale of the Methodist parsonage at the corner of Santa Fe and N. Fourth Sts. The church is making plans to either buy or build a new parsonage.
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