55 years ago
may 6, 1965
Miss Kansas of 1965, Margene Savage, 20-year-old Florence beauty, and her mother, Mrs. Charles Savage, were two of four persons killed Sunday morning in a tragic car collision east of Emporia. They were on their way home from an appearance in Chanute in line with Margene’s duties as the Kansas Queen.
Queen of Bown-Corby School’s big end-of-the-year May Fete is Carol Holt. Her consort is Jim Coe. Some 150 children of the first three grades will take part. “We will cover everything from Columbus to the Space Age,” reports Principal Miss Maude Thompson.
The new multi-purpose building, recently completed at the athletic grounds east of the city by the Cottonwood Valley Saddle Horse Association, will be officially dedicated and put into use at a basket dinner May 14.
In a spirited competition on Thursday, Marion Elementary student chose cheerleaders for next season. Eighth graders selected are Janel Klose, Diana Franklin, Shirley Helmer, and Cathy Coe. Next year’s seventh grade cheerleaders will be Susie Wood, Shelley Batt, Sandra Anderson, and Debbi Case.
Gerry Harris announces the grand opening of Marion Motor Center, local Ford-Mercury-Lincoln dealership, will be May 14 and 15.
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