75 YEARS AGO
MAY 1, 1947
Marion’s Main St. is again further brightened by installation this week of an attractive new neon sign for Obley’s Firestone store. The sign is of modern design and flashes on and off.
Margaret Ann Richardson of Hoxie will succeed Eyleen Graham as Marion County home demonstration agent. She was hired Saturday at a meeting of the county Farm Bureau board.
Carl Elling, H.M. Hauser, and R.R. Melton were in Cottonwood Falls last week to attend a meeting of the bylaws committee of the newly formed Flint Hills Hereford Association.
A long wait is about over, and that’s good news to an increasing number of residents at the county lake. Light poles are going in this week along the northwest side. They are being put in by Kansas Power and Light, and the company hopes to have electric service available there within a very short time.
The annual May festival is scheduled for Thursday afternoon at Bown-Corby School. Jeannine Williamson is the May queen. Mildred Pray, Ruth Jo Willming, Janice Dummermuth, Marguerite Jenike, and Maurine Hawbecker are the teachers in charge of the event.
Thirteen students of Highland School and their teacher, Mrs. Harry Kleiber, had their last-day-of-school picnic Wednesday in Marion and visited various Marion business houses. The students were Alice, Irene, Rosalie, and Elaine Bezdek; Hannah and Henry Keil; Carol, Mary Ellen, and Earl Bielefeld; Maxine Tajchman; Donna and Orlin Chizek; Roger Dvorak; and Albert Kristek.
An improvement in the appearance of the front of Richardson’s grocery has been accomplished by the recent addition of a new fruit and vegetable rack.
Dr. Wesson, Miss Naomi Wesson, and Miss Helen Loveless, all of Wichita, were guests Sunday afternoon of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Loveless. They were en route home after attending a physiotherapy meeting at Topeka.
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Hague of Peabody are the parents of a son, Donald Wayne. County commissioner Ed Nicklaus is the grandfather.
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