55 years ago
march 31, 1966
The city of Marion street department is making plans to soon be doing a number of blocks of curb and guttering and blacktopping in the city. The blocks definitely signed and ready to go are: South Coble two blocks from Weldon to Welch; Nickerson one block from Coble to Freeborn; and the 500 block on N. Lincoln from Hudson north one block.
Marion National Bank will soon be “face lifting” of the exterior of their building at the corner of Third and Main streets. Main feature will be large revolving lighted time and temperature clock. The front of the building will be covered in turquoise Plexiglas material that will cover the stone and windows and will extend to the top of the building. Other features will include a covered marquee and an outdoor planter with live plants.
Marion High School seniors Cheri Bell and Mary Schimpf received this year’s PTA scholarships. Cheri plans to attend Wichita State University to study for a career as a journalism teacher. Mary will attend Kansas State University with teaching in the home economics field as her goal.
The growing community of property owners at Marion County Lake got together Saturday evening in the first of planned monthly social and whatever-business-there-is meetings. About 45 persons were there for the first dinner and meeting, with Everett Bowman acting as master of ceremonies.
Mrs. Alvin Kahns of Lincolnville missed $150 at this week’s Cash Days drawing. Mrs. Jack Garrison, Marion, received $30; John W. Ely, Marion, received $10; Mrs. Bert Shubert, Marion, received $5; and Mrs. Ralph Rigdon, Marion, missed $10.
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