50 years ago
july 18, 1963
A telegram to the newspaper office today from Senator James Pearson in Washington D.C. brings the information that Marion County has been declared a “disaster area” due to the July 11 flood which swept through the northwestern part of the county. The flood came on July 11, just 12 years to the day of the disastrous flood of 1951.
Two businessmen, Matthew Classen of El Dorado and John Loomis of Jewell, began duties in Marion this week. Along with Gene Payer of El Dorado, the men have purchased a major interest in the Marion National Bank.
The 1963 Kansas Hereford Tour will stop two places in Marion County this year. Scheduled for July 29 and 30, stops will be made at Rex Siebert’s Diamond X Ranch and Jim Ferrell’s ranch.
Bob Hoover, Bob Brooks, and Jack Swain won first places Sunday in the three flights of the Marion Country Club handicap golf tournament. Reuben Zerger won the first “hole in one” contest and Bob Brooks won the second. Brooks also won the closest tee shot on number nine green.
There was only one winner in this week’s Cash Days drawing. Joyce Klein of Marion received $5 while Tena Williams, Marion, missed $200; Ardella Gray, Peabody, missed $25; Mrs. Dean Miller, Hillsboro, missed $15; and Clyde Turner, Salina, missed $5.