70 years ago
may 11, 1950
Attention of many, both locally and statewide, is on the new type road rock application being applied in Marion County.
Riddle Quarries, Inc. of Marion is pictured spreading a film of calcium chloride on the test stretch of road already covered and spread with rock.
Marjorie Collett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Collett, and Doris Meredith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Meredith, have been selected to attend Girls State June 11-18 in Manhattan.
The Blind Department of the State Welfare Department will soon put into Marion a small popcorn and candy stand to be operated by Everett Burkhead, young blind man now living at the county home.
A column of news from the high school reports the junior class enjoyed a hayrack ride and picnic May 2 at the Carpenter dam, south of Marion; the sophomore class had a hayrack ride to Rainbow Mountain for a picnic May 2; and the freshman class had a hayrack ride to the Collett home for a wiener roast.
An all-school party was held at the county lake May 4. Supper was at 6:30 followed by a dance and program in the barracks at 8.