70 years ago
august 25, 1951
Marion’s first polio victim, Elma Stubby Helmer, 20, passed away Sunday at St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, after being taken to the hospital on the preceding Friday.
Friday is the last day for the Marion Athletic Association-sponsored summer youth program, according to Pauline Best and Keith Mueller, joint directors of the program. A sack lunch picnic at the Country Club at noon will be followed with swimming and games making up afternoon activities.
An evening of coon dog trials under lights will be put on this Saturday evening by the Cottonwood Valley Coon Hunter’s Association. The trials will be at the Lawrence Blankley farm about 8 miles south and east of Marion on Catlin creek.
Mrs. Al Sparks reports that an old ice box washed in near the Elgin during the flood and has been opened. It contained one- and two-quart size jars of dill pickles. She’s wondering who the owner is.
Emerson H. Shields, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Shields of Lincolnville, graduated from the University of Kansas Law School this spring. He has opened a law office in St. John, Kansas.
Steve Greenemeyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Greenemeyer, won first place in the summer youth program-sponsored fishing contest and was awarded a new reel by the Western Auto Store for his catch of a 3-pound Blue Cat.
Earl Winter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Winter, received a new minnow bucket from Gound’s Firestone for catching the most fish, 60, during the tournament.
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