• Last modified 226 days ago (Nov. 29, 2023)


dec. 2, 1948

Although losing the final football game of the season to Peabody on Thanksgiving day, a least one Marion player got a break that couldn’t be classed as bad. Game captain Kerns Allen is pictured as he plants a traditional kiss upon the football queen, Claire Hyde, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Preston Hyde. Queen Claire’s attendants were Lois Kelsey and Madeline Penland.

Another of Marion’s war heroes was laid to rest Tuesday afternoon in Marion Cemetery with the interment of Private First Class Fred John Anderson, who was killed in action April 16, 1945, in central Germany.

L.L. Hadsell arrived Wednesday in Marion to take over his new duties as president of Farmers and Drovers National Bank. The bank directors have invited the public to drop in from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday to meet the new president.

Bill Good, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Good, and Larry Olsen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Olsen, were tonsillectomy patients Saturday at the Marion hospital. Judy Svitak, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Svitak, was a tonsil patient Saturday, and Thad Meierhoff underwent a tonsillectomy Wednesday at the hospital.

Ed Campbell, prominent local contractor, builder, and City of Marion street and utility commissioner, passed away Nov. 25 at his home on Cedar St.

Last modified Nov. 29, 2023