75 years ago
Aug. 26, 1948
In a series of rapid moves, the KBI and Sheriff Lloyd Davies took into custody William E. Gayer, 29-year-old Emporia truck driver, and charged him with murder in the death of Herbert J. Kindred. The accused man tells a strange story of an offer of $1,000 by Kindred for him to fire fatal shots.
Judge Joseph T. Dickerson will be the principal speaker at the afternoon program in the park Sept. 16 at the annual Old Settlers Picnic. Joe Dickerson came to Marion in 1870 and lived on a homestead four miles south of town.
Eight baseball teams from this area have entered a local invitational hardball tournament starting Sept. 2 at Marion Athletic Field. Teams entered are Cottonwood Falls, Council Grove, Hillsboro, Hesston, Latimer, Marion, Peabody, and White City.
Joyce Keazer was hostess at a slumber party at her home last Thursday evening. The group rode bikes, hiked, and swam Friday morning with breakfast at the lake. Guests were Iva June Avery, Loretta Conyers, Patsy Hett, Donna Clair Miesse, Patricia Platt, and Delores Razor.
Carpenters, painters, electricians, and plumbers are busy swarming over the first floor of the Masonic building, remodeling and installing fixtures in preparation for a big planned re-opening of the Kroger store Sept. 2. Manager Cleo O’Donnell and meat manger Ira Turner are taking vacations while the work is being done.
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