60 years ago
september 25, 1952
The new Marion community hospital, which has been officially named St. Luke Hospital, will start receiving patients on Saturday, Oct. 18.
Personnel of the basement offices in the courthouse had a picnic supper and party at the community house at the lake Tuesday evening honoring Jane Foster, who is soon to leave for her new position at The Dalles, Ore., the Allan Risingers who are moving to Peabody, and Mrs. Gerald Gerhardt who will leave next week to join her husband in Venezuela, South America.
Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Bernhardt have completed the work on their new business, the Dairy Queen, and opened for business Thursday. It is located on Main Street just across the street from the city park.
Wedding write-ups in this issue include those of Donna Hobein and Neil Lilley, who were married Sept. 21, and Lucille Gooding and Rueben Kerbs, who exchanged vows Sept. 14.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Siebert have been keeping their two little grandsons, Ladd and Johnny Siebert of Salina, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Rex Siebert, while their sister has been confined in the hospital with polio.
Braden Johnston will be master of ceremonies at the Old Settlers program Oct. 2. Principal speaker will be E.M. Fly of Peabody, former minister at First Methodist Episcopal Church, Marion, along with many of the old settlers themselves.