70 years ago
may 5, 1949
Two questions will be presented to voters of Marion May 10. The first, shall the licensing of package liquor stores in Marion be permitted? The second, shall the city commission be empowered to issue bonds for the construction of a modern, approved swimming pool in the city?
Members of Ecker-Fulkerson-Slifer Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars conducted military burial services May 4 for Marine Cpl. Clinton James Ecker Jr., one of this community’s first war casualties, who died Nov. 20, 1943, on Tarawa.
Max Merrill, Roger Hannaford, and Jim Fruechting will attend Boys’ State in Wichita June 5 to 11. Selected to attend Girls State in Lawrence June 7 to 14 are Kathryn Popp and Nora Zeller. Alternate delegates are Norma Sly, Patsy Meysing, Richard Bredemeier, and Tim Burkholder.
The junior-senior banquet was held April 29 and featured a Hawaiian theme. Max Merrill welcomed the guests with Kerns Allen providing the response. The Jimmy Jones Orchestra of Salina provided music for the prom that followed.