70 years ago
august 10, 1950
This Sunday promises to be one of the BIG days of the summer in the Marion neighborhood with the popular speed boat races at the county lake in the afternoon and ladies night baseball game at the athletic park.
Parents and children will do well to take note of a city ordinance published this week. No bicycles, motor scooters, or other vehicles may be operated on the sidewalks of Marion. Fines will be imposed upon the violators.
Word was received this week of the death of Mrs. Walter Reed, 94, of Summit, Pennsylvania. Marion County old timers remember several visits here years ago of the late Dr. Reed and his wife to his brother, Tom Reed, of the Antelope neighborhood. Dr. Reed is the nationally famous Army Medical Corps physician for whom the hospital at Washington, D.C. is named.
Lester Weatherwax, KFBI farm announcer, will be master of ceremonies Tuesday at the 4-H Clubs’ businessman picnic at Marion’s city park.
Gordon Wingerd, James Propp, and John Newcomer are expected home Saturday from a two week trip with the Methodist Travel Camp to Yellowstone National Park, the Tetons, and Colorado Rockies.
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