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april 11, 1963

Another downtown building modernization in progress is at the Wheeler and Westerhaus law offices, the former State Bank of Commerce building. Pictured is Ralph Kreutziger of Jost Construction as he uses an air hammer on one of two stone steps that will be replaced by a modern walk-in.

Cellar-filling activity at the Case building, where Duckwall’s variety store has started a major expansion, is attracting a large number of “sidewalk superintendents.” A front page picture shows the west half of the building with a Paul Loewen dump truck getting rid of one of many loads of dirt to make the fill. Work upstairs is proceeding in spite of noisy distraction at times.

Eight students from Marion’s high school and their principal left by special train Wednesday afternoon for an annual educational tour to the east. Students who made the trip were Gary Alexander, Shirley Bredemeier, Donna Hanschu, Chris Hauser, Karen Higgins, JoAnn Magee, Anita Schlehuber, and Tom Tucker.

Five women from Marion received five-year pins for Girl Scout work April 1 at the spring council meeting at Emporia. They are Mrs. Martin Jantz, Mrs. Leonard Lentz, Mrs. Robert Musgrave, Mrs. Earl Van Buren, and Mrs. James Yeagley. Susan Marler received a second-place certificate for selling 84 boxes of Girl Scout cookies.

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