75 years ago
DEC. 26, 1947
Seven Kansas communities, including Newton and Herington, are control points on a new skyway, the first to reach from border to border. Stretching from the Canadian border to the Mexican border, the new skyway will be known as Skyway 11. Kansas communities include Manhattan, Junction City, Frankfort, Herington, Newton, Wichita, and Wellington. Skyways are being established to provide routes over which fliers in small personal planes can orient their course.
Two Marion County producers of livestock, Irwin Geis of Durham and Floyd Good of Peabody, accompanied their stock to the Kansas City livestock market this week and appeared on a new radio program, “The Man from the Stockyards.”
The famous Globetrotters will be seen in action Dec. 31 at Peabody High School gym against the Peabody Legion team.
A large neon sign is in place outside the building on Main St. that will house Coon’s Restaurant. The interior is painted and the linoleum laid. Fixtures are expected Monday, and the whole place will be ready for opening about Jan. 1, Jess Coons says.
Marion grade school students were divided into three age groups for games Dec. 18 during a Christmas party sponsored by Y-Teen Club. Norma Sly and Loretta Conyers supervised games for the kindergarten group. The first and second grade group was led by Loretta Bartel, Elizabeth Ford, Donna Miesse, Vera Mae Soyez, and Darlene Zeller,. Games for the third, fourth and fifth grades were directed by June Avery, Vicki Barrett, Mary Ann Bartel, Patsy Hett, Joyce Keazer, Dorothy Richmond, and Virginia Wright.
Mrs. Elmer Scott entertained members of her Sunday school class of young folks of the Evangelical United Brethren Church at a Christmas party at her home last Tuesday evening. Members present were Don Burkholder, Nancy Burkholder, Peggy Hayward, Diana Herbert, Carol Ann Hett, Wayne Hett, Larry Hoover, Marvin Klein, Marilyn Reh, Jimmy Richmond, and Marvin Wunsch.
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