55 years ago
july 29, 1965
Twenty-three freight cars of any early morning northbound Rock Island freight train jumped the track just south of the Peabody station at 5:10 a.m. Tuesday ending up in a jumbled mess around the depot building and along the railroad right of way. Luckily no one was injured.
Wharton Hoch met with members of the Marion City Commission this week and told of proposed plans for a decorative water fountain in the city park.
One of the largest “home grown” potatoes seen in many a year was brought into the Record office this week by Mrs. John Neuwirth of Lost Springs. The spud weighed a pound and a quarter and measured 10 inches around and 13 inches in length.
Roland Wight, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Wight of Marion, received a commendation from the Army last week for his service as a civilian engineer at Fort Wolters, army primary helicopter training base near Mineral Wells, Texas.
Durham citizens voted Tuesday on a bond issue for the purpose of installing a municipal water system for their city. The water will be piped in from seven miles west of Durham, close to where Lehigh gets its water.
Judy Pankratz and Cherri Bell, who recently attended Girls State in Lawrence, were speakers at Kiwanis Monday noon.
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