70 years ago
November 22, 1951
The Marion public library opened with a rush of business Monday afternoon, after being closed for over four months due to the complete wash-out of the stock of 11,000 books and fixtures in the July floods. Sixty-four books were checked out in the first 50 minutes of operation.
Mary Ann Skibbe was crowned “Homecoming Queen” at the annual homecoming football game of Marion High School played against the Council Grove Braves last Friday evening. She and her attendants, Mary Hannaford and Sarabel Wolf, are pictured on the front page with their escorts, Bill McKibbin, Ted Heath, and Dennis Richards.
Workmen were busy this week on the first phases of the job of completely remodeling and rebuilding the former Shepard building in the 300 block of E. Main St. which, when completed, will be the new home of the Marion agency for Ford Motor Co., the Gound Motor Company.
Adv—Beginning Dec. 1, I will discontinue the home delivery of milk. I wish to thank my customers for their loyalty during the 38 years that I have sold milk in Marion. Jesse West.
Monday was “work day” for a group of energetic Marion businessmen who reported for duty at 7 a.m. and didn’t quit until colorful Christmas lights were strung up at designated spots all over town.
Mr. and Mrs. William Ward are remodeling their home purchased recently from Fred Shepard on Elm Street. They are adding a recreation room, a bedroom, and renovating and redecorating the interior.
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