50 years ago
december 13, 1962
Prize winners in the kids’ division of the second big night opening of Marion stores last Friday night were Steven Widler, who won a bicycle, Monte Magathan and Kathy Weigart each of whom received a camera. Bobby Maloun won a basketball and Linda Anderson received a doll. Adult winners were Ruth Hobson, $50, and Harold McKibben, $5.
The operetta “Christmas Carol” will be presented Dec. 20 by Marion Elementary 5th and 6th graders. Main parts will be played by Bryce Ollenberger, Jan Herrick, Jimmy Swann, Kenny Hoffman, Mary Beth Kjellin, Beverly Hoch, Maurita Deines, and Joyce Ford.
Dear Santa: I’ve been a nice boy so I want something for Christmas, and I want something special. A dirt-moving machine, some new tools and extension cord cause Daddy’s always stealing mine, especially the screwdrivers. And, a gun you think would be right for me. Jimmy Hoch, age 4.
The Associated Press this week announced that Ronald Oelschlager, son of Mr and Mrs. Walter Oelschlager of Marion, a sophomore at the University of Kansas, has been named to the all-academic football team of the Big Eight conference. Oelschlager, a halfback, was the only Kansas player selected.
Winston L. Worden of Augusta will be the new minister of Marion Christian Church beginning Jan. 13.