60 years ago
december 4, 1952
Highway and county road maintenance men have spent the past week doing probably their hardest ever road clearing job. James Meisner, county engineer reports that 90 percent of the county’s 1,700 miles of roads have been opened by Wednesday of this week.
The Alpha Omega chapter of the national honorary teachers’ sorority, Delta Kappa Gamma, was organized here Nov. 22 with Marion and Chase counties combining in the organization. Two Marion teachers, Miss Lucy Hovey, home economics instructor in Marion High School and Miss Julia Campbell, teacher of the Hill fifth grade, are charter members.
Pearl Ann Seibel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin A. Seibel, became the bride of Ezra Leland Helmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Helmer Sr., in a double ring ceremony Nov. 28 at the Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Mrs. Roscoe King, former member of the K.K. Club, has invited the group to her home in Kansas City for the weekend.
The West Side motel, operated by Mr and Mrs. J.E. Tuell, has a new neon sign, which adds much to the attractiveness of their place. Their “vacancy” and “no vacancy” signs also have been done in neon.
The canopy over the loading dock at the Marion Creamery collapsed the first of week under the snow weight.