100 years ago
june 30, 1921
Most of the wheat in the county has been cut according to reports, but quite a lot is not in shock yet. The dry days this week are giving the farmers a fine chance to get the grain ready for the threshing which is beginning in different localities. The crop generally over the county is reported to be fine. Oats not very good, corn growing fine.
The body of Reuben M. Gilbert, who gave his life in the great conflict, was brought to his home in Lincolnville last week and the funeral was held at the Lutheran church there Sunday afternoon.
A great crowd of Peabody boosters were here last Thursday evening telling Marion about the Fourth of July celebration they are going to have over there Monday. It was a fine crowd, had a fine band, and seemed to appreciate the cordial reception they received here.
The “K” Ice Cream Parlor, two blocks north of High School, on Locust Street, is open from 12 o’clock noon every day except Sunday.
The Boy Scouts, a big bunch of them, who have been camping on the old Coble place, broke camp this morning and came to town. The Revs. Burgert and Beard have been with them all the time and the boys report some great times.
The first new wheat brought in here for market was brought on Tuesday by Mr. Henry Hett and tested 58 pounds to the bushel and he received for it $1.02 per bushel. It was handled by Marion Grain Company.
A performance somewhat in the nature of a baseball game is being put on this afternoon at the ball park between a team of “fats” and a team of “leans.” The proceeds will go to fixing the tourist camp in the park.
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