70 years ago
october 26, 1950
Pictured on the front page are three men, Harry Embree of Peabody and W.S. McKibbin and Charley Ehrlich of Marion, the entire roster of living Spanish-American War veterans in Marion County who saw service in the Philippine Islands just before the turn of the century. The three get together at least once a month at the regular meeting of the VFW.
Gov. Frank Carlson, Republican candidate for United States Senator, was in Marion Saturday morning visiting friends and making new contacts. He went on to Hillsboro for lunch.
Forty-three Marion High School students made the first six week’s honor roll.
Sarabel Wolf took top honors for the entire school with a perfect record of five A’s. She is a member of the junior class.
Those with four A’s are Marilyn Reh, freshman; Diana Herbert and Shirley Tiemeier, sophomores; Carol Schlehuber and Alice Ward, juniors; and no seniors.
The attractive farm home of Mr. and Mrs. George Thye, east of Marion, was completely destroyed Friday afternoon by a fire which originated with a leaky kerosene stove.
Twenty-nine students from Marion County are among the 5,911 enrolled at Kansas State College in Manhattan this fall. Those from Marion are Paul Mohn, Otis Ray Griggs, Bettye Luella Holmes, Robert G. Reinke, Clarence M. Stegeman, Mahlon F. Wheeler, Betty Louise Williams, and Mary Louise Heath.
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