A look back in time – September 1961

60 Years Ago

Around Town

September 14, 2021 - 10:05 AM

In the near future the Iola plant of the Red Fish Boat Co. will be expanded to enable it to meet a growing demand for boats and to manufacture new products, according to Ben Ellis, local manager. The firm recently received an order for 1,200 boats to cost over $1 million and is now developing a fiberglass culvert, a new idea which has been enthusiastically received. The company has five plants including the one in Iola, which opened in the spring of 1959.

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John Toland

John Toland, son of Mrs. and Mrs. Stanley Toland, is a semifinalist in the 1961-62 National Merit Scholarship competition. John has been on the honor roll every year in junior and senior high school. He is a member of the band, the basketball team and the debate team. He belongs to the National Forensic League and Kay Club. 

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