60 years ago
JAN. 24, 1963
Marion County Commission voted Monday afternoon to locate the County Home for the Aged in Peabody. The action brought to a conclusion a matter that has caused more dissention, argument, and high tempers across the county than has any other issue in recent years.
Oil activity in Marion County is again on the increase, with three producers reported and two new tests announced during the past week.
Residents and travelers along the highway at the east edge of town are interested in progress being made on a large new church being built by the Evangelical United Brethren congregation. Another church building that is making progress is that of the Marion Mennonite Brethren Church on S. Coble St.
An unusual happening occurred here in December when triplet brothers Harry, Larry, and Garry Winter, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Herb Winter of Peabody, registered at the same time with the Selective Service office.
The engagement of Patricia Longhofer to Richard L. McLinden has been announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Longhofer of Marion. A late August wedding is being planned.
Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Fisher moved from their quarters in the Marion County Jail Thursday and Mr. and Mrs. Pete Pankratz moved in.
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