100 years ago
September 1, 1921
The Marion Chautauqua will open Sunday afternoon. The tent will be put up in the south part of the park this year unless it is found that the place is not large enough. It’s going to be a great week and an entertainment that should be heard by all who possible can do so.
The county lost one of its outstanding figures in the death last Thursday of “Tom” Reed of Antelope. He was one of the early settlers here and has been identified in deed and influence, intimately, with the building of the community.
The Marion schools will open Monday, September 12. Pupils who are sure of classification are asked to purchase books and supplies before the beginning of school. All fourth and fifth grade pupils will report at the Valley building; also, all pupils below the fourth grade who live in the Valley. All others report at the Hill building.
E.W. Hoch is expected home the last of the week from his summer Chautauqua work.
On Tuesday evening at the Christian church a part of the pupils of Mrs. Lawrence Riggs gave a recital. Those taking part were Clara and Etta Druse, Ruby Pierce, Ruth Keazer, Clara Mehl, Dorothy Peak, Clinton Craft, Ruth Mehl, Jewell Roberts, Marie Seibel, Irene Scott, and Ruth Fruechting.
A party of young people from the Bixler neighborhood enjoyed a picnic at Amelia Park on Sunday evening. They were Misses Grace Mehl, Mabel Jones, Ada Ireland, Ruth Mehl, Leonard Stenzel, Ben Ireland, and Albert Grimes.
District Clerk E. Baxter went Tuesday to LaJunta, Colorado, to visit his daughter, Mrs. John Hansen and Mr. Hansen. He went at this time to be able to attend the annual state watermelon festival to be held at Rocky Ford on Sept. 1st and 2nd.
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