50 years ago
january 24, 1963
The Marion County Commission voted Monday afternoon to locate the County Home for the Aged in Peabody. The action brought to a conclusion a matter that has caused more dissention, argument, and high tempers over the county than any problem in recent years.
The engagement of Patricia Longhofer to Richard L. McLinden is announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Longhofer of Marion. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. V.L. (Bud) McLinden. A late August wedding is being planned.
Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Fisher moved from the residence quarters at the Marion County Jail Jan. 17 and Mr. and Mrs. Pete Pankratz moved in the same day.
A party was given Jan. 18 in honor of the 10th birthday of Cindy Druse, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Druse. Guests were Anita Ottensmeier, Pam Griffith, Brenda Helmer, Ginger Helmer, Debbie Vogt, Betty Linn, Linda Bernhardt, Denise Wiens, Rae Jean Woerz, Marcia Steinel, Mary Spencer and Cindy’s brothers and sister.
Mr. and Mrs. James B. Miesse of Marion announce the birth of a daughter, Cynthia Louise, Jan. 19 at St. Luke Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 1 ounce and has a brother Scott to welcome her.