60 years ago
december 22, 1955
Judging from the number of comments on the swimming pool question in the series recently asked residents by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, a large number of people feel that a municipal pool is needed in Marion.
Lynn Christensen, local implement dealer, was elected president of Marion Chamber of Commerce Monday evening. Bud Pierce was named vice president.
Dear Santa Claus. My name is Tony Klenda. I am six years old, would you please bring me an aeroplane, a watch, a small combine, and a BB gun. My brother David is five years old. He wants a BB gun and eight boxes of BB shots. My brother Johnny is four years old. He wants a real pony, with four legs that can walk just like Uncle Vincent’s. He also wants a saddle. Thank you, Tommy Klenda.
Mrs. Ruben Winter entertained several children Wednesday afternoon in celebration of her daughter Kathy Kay’s fourth birthday. Guests were Janet Lawrence, Janet Giles, Shirley and Kendall Helmer, Maurita Deines, Sara Heidel and Dicky Wiebe and their mothers.
Boys in Cub Scout Den 1 took cookies to the home of one of their den mothers, Mrs. John Just, Monday evening and arranged eight decorated plates with the cookies before taking them to shut-ins in the neighborhood. Boys in the troop are Carl Elling Jr., Larry and Bobby Boese, Steven Collett, Keith Just and Ronnie Druse.