70 years ago
january 10, 1952
The new office of the Marion County Farm Bureau Association was opened for business here Jan. 3. It is located in a newly decorated office space in the C.B. Wheeler building at 422 E. Main St., across from the post office. The new office is the result of the separation of the Farm Bureau and Extension Service organizations brought about by a law passed by the legislature in 1951.
A representative of the Westinghouse Company met with the city commission this week and assured them that everything except the cable had been shipped Jan. 4 and construction of the new Main Street lights should start shortly.
A gigantic beef sale at Kroger’s this week lists U.S. Choice Round Steak, pound, 80c; Chuck Roast, pound, 65c; and Ground Beef, pound, 50c.
The city commission this week voted to buy a new and larger fire and emergency siren for the city. This purchase is under the civil defense program and will be paid for from these funds. The new one will probably be placed on the city building with the possibility of installing the present one somewhere on the hill at a later date.
Rita Jeanne Jirak was born Jan. 1, 1952 at 5:20 a.m. at the Hillsboro hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Leo Jirak, Tampa, and will receive the awards slated for the first New Year baby.
Edward Paul Reznicek was born at 11:55 a.m. Jan. 1 to Mr. and Mrs. John Reznicek, Lost Springs at the Marion Hospital as the first 1952 New Year’s boy. As the first baby boy he will receive a pair of Key overalls, size 1, from Jackson’s along with gifts from other merchants.
Funeral services were held Jan. 3 at the First Mennonite Church, Hillsboro, for Roy Flaming, who was killed in action Sept. 24, 1951, shortly after his arrival in Korea.
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