60 years ago
july 6, 1950
One of the first current major building projects in Marion this summer to actually get started will be the new high school gym and vocational agriculture building. The house, which occupied the building site, has been moved and work is scheduled to start July 10.
The Marion Merchants, second place winners in the recent district semi-pro tournament here, will enter the state tournament at Wichita next week. Team members are Arnold Schwemmer, Ernest Ireland, Jess Coons, Olan Nincehelser, Clifford McFadden, Kerns Allen, Earl Janzen, Leslie Powelll Jr., Bob Reinke, Max Merrill, Keith Mueller, Herb Winters, Kenneth Conyers, and Warren Woerz.
Marion County’s new sanitarian, Dean Duke, Durham, will start his new duties on July 10. Duke takes the place left vacant by the resignation of Dr. E.B. Coen.
Dr. and Mrs. J.E. Tibbetts were hosts at dinner at Kingfisher’s Inn June 24 following rehearsal for the Tibbetts-Glidden wedding.
A reminder this week notifies all residents that membership in Marion Country Club is still available at $10 per year. All local children were admitted to swim during the Red Cross two-week program. Now that the program is completed, all who use the pool are expected to have memberships.
The American Legion post has announced that blueprints are finished and construction will start soon on a memorial building to be located on the north side of Main Street.