60 years ago
july 13, 1950
It’s nearing speed boat race time again in Marion County, and this year, as in the past, a great throng is expected to gather August 13 for a series of fast speed contests on water. The course at Marion County Park and Lake is recognized as one of the finest in the Midwest and, due to the fact that it is centrally located, it will attract many drivers from distant points.
Lester Weatherwax, popular KFBI farm announcer, will be master of ceremonies July 18 at the 4-H Clubs’ Businessmen’s Picnic in Central Park.
A pressure cooker testing clinic will be held Tuesday morning at Lewerenz Hardware in Lincolnville, according to Jane Foster, home demonstration agent. Miss Foster will be on hand to test gauges and other safety factors on large pressure cookers.
The first annual Flint Hills Hereford Tour, held Monday and Tuesday of this week, was a decided success—judging from the number of persons attending and the interest shown. Over 70 cars, starting at Cedarvale, converged on Marion Monday for a night meeting. Marion Chamber of Commerce served supper to close to 200 guests at the Marion City Building. An informative program followed. The second day of the tour started with breakfast at 7 a.m. at the H.M. Hauser Broken Winecup Ranch north of town.
A two-decker carload of lambs from Marion County, shipped from Peabody Monday on the Santa Fe, brought top price of $27 a hundred Tuesday at the Kansas City market.