75 years ago
july 8, 1948
Joseph Swan, Marion fire chief for the past 41 years, will receive a royal farewell, and Fred Knackstedt will be inaugurated as chief at special Chamber of Commerce ceremonies Tuesday at Marion Country Club.
A district semi-pro tournament concluded Tuesday night with presentation of trophies to teams and individuals. First place went to Emporia, second to Marion, and third to Hillsboro. Clifford McFadden, Marion, received a trophy for most spectacular play. “Irish” Ireland, Marion, received two trophies, one for most valuable player and the other for best batting average.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Rotz, Florence, announce the opening of a new furniture store July 10 in Marion. Eddie Klose, Marion, has been employed and will work with them in their new store. They now own and operate a furniture store and mortuary in Florence.
Mrs. Edward Good was hostess at a party to celebrate the birthdays of her sons. Bill was 7 last week, and Tommie was celebrating his 4th. Invited guests were Colleen Allen, Jimmie and John Christensen, Keith Conyers, Jan Hayen, Greg Henry, Sylvia Herbert, James and Robert Melton, Jimmie Orvia, Carolyn Merrill, Mary Sue Reh, Dickie Seifert, Janet Stiller, and Dickie Wayne Varenhorst. Ruth Keller helped with serving.
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