75 years ago
may 13, 1948
Marion’s newest service, garbage and rubbish collection, is doing right well, collector Elmer Matson says.
Ground was broken this week for a modern, red, fireproof tile 100-by-110-foot building on E. Grand St. to house McDaris Motors and Machinery Co. Inc., local distributors for Oldsmobile and Massey-Harris. It is hoped the building will be ready for occupancy by the middle of August.
Another change of ownership among businesses along Main St. was completed last week with the purchase by Leslie M. Ollenberger of Marion Electric Shop, operated for the past 37 years by Earl Magathan.
The theme “Carousel” was carried out in elaborate arrangements for the annual junior-senior banquet Tuesday evening in the high school gymnasium. The Al Jennings orchestra of McPherson furnished dance music after the banquet.
Weddings reported in this week’s issue include those of Margaret Ann Richardson and Delphas E. Mehlinger, May 9; Norma Jean Sandwell and Paul L. Hansen, May 9; Aleda Laurine Clark and Clinton Kaiser, May 1; and Madeline Jane Mastek and John H. Anderson, May 3.
Lony Navrat, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Navrat, Pilsen, made the catch of the season Tuesday evening when he reeled in a 13-pound carp from a creek in the pasture of Mr. and Mrs. Enos Kapaun.
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