50 years ago
july 14, 1960
The brand new Texaco-built service station is the latest addition to Marion businesses. The station is located on East Main Street, east of Newsom Greenhouse, on land owned by Homer Stiller and Arthur Schmersey.
Work is starting this week on actual construction of the highway improvements on U.S.-56 through Marion. A bridge crew has moved in and is preparing to construct a new bridge over the large drainage ditch between the Rock Island tracks and the Seymour Foods plant.
Ed Frickey, Bob Musgrave, Earl Wood, and Dennis Robertson played in the Men’s Amateur Golf Tournament at Council Grove Sunday. Musgrave tied for medalist.
Jeannine Skibbe celebrated her 15th birthday with a swimming party and picnic in the park July 6. Others present were Cheryl Caselman, Karen Higgins, Ruth Lais, Rose Marie Loveless, Mary Melton, Jean Morse, Helen Olsen, Anita Schlehuber, Betty Tipton, Elizabeth Youngman, Marianne Waltner, Mrs. Helen Schick, and Mrs. Forrest Skibbe and Daryl Ray.
Ramona Cooperative Elevator employees worked all night Sunday, taking care of the wheat that was spilled when 14 cars went off the Santa Fe track northeast of Ramona Sunday evening. Farmers with trucks were busy picking up the wheat and taking it to the elevator.
The 10th annual Flint Hills Hereford Tour will be held July 21 as part of a statewide activity proclaimed as “Hereford Week.