50 years ago
December 23, 1965
Harold J. Wiens was elected president of the Marion Community Athletic Association at the association’s annual meeting Saturday evening. Gerry Harris was elected vice president; Boyce Baumgartner, secretary; and Dwight Adams, treasurer.
The latest group of winners in the series of Christmas drawings sponsored by Marion Chamber of Commerce are Glenn Bartel, bicycle; Karen Young, roller skates; Terry Taylor, basketball and goal; Barry Stenzel, power yacht; Sue Ewert, doll set; and Tom Kanady, Secret Sam detective kit.
Homes in the Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas lighting contest were judged Saturday night. First prize went to Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Crainer Jr., 636 E. Main, $15. Second prize went to Mr and Mrs. J. Ira Newcomer, 321 N. Cedar, $10, and third to Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Zerger, 1120 Highland, $5.
Dear Santa, I want a Play Dog and a buggie and Baby Peaches. Nancy Wood
Marion’s city ball team, dubbed the “Mashers,” will play a team of Marion High School alumni in a game at 7:45 p.m. Dec. 28. Those on the alumni team roster so far are Keith Just, Lowell Ensey, Larry Ensey, Max Jackson, John Christensen, Jon Schimpf, Gene Schimpf, John Russell, and Ron Oelschlager. Others may be added later.