70 years ago
june 30, 1949
Marion physicians and residents of the area are welcoming a new doctor and his family to the community. Dr. T.C. Ensey plans to open his office on July 5 in the rooms occupied up to this week by Dr. C.R. Magee who has moved to his new building on east Main Street.
Clark’s Firestone Store sold this week to Lloyd B. Tarrant of Stafford, Kansas. Current personnel Vernon Regier and Chet McKibbin will remain with the new management. The store will be known as Tarrant Firestone Store.
Miss Loyette Hollar and Miss Betty Williams left this week for Nantucket Island, Mass., where they will work for the rest of the summer.
Local water well diggers Schimpf and Son set up their rig beside Farmers and Drovers National Bank last week and started to dig. Sidewalk watchers asked if they were looking for oil. In reality, they were drilling for water for the bank’s air conditioning system.
Pilsen correspondent Helen Navrat writes that people in her area will soon be enjoying electricity. After waiting many years and seeing everyone else lighted up, electric lights will make them feel they are with the crowd and “not left in the dark corner holding a match and burning our fingers.”
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