115 years ago
january 30, 1908
In the past two days, articles for publication have been handed us, pro and con, on a subject uppermost in the minds of the citizens of Marion: the purchasing of the waterworks plant. The best argument that can be put up is in the pieces of water mains taken up and on exhibition at the office of H.M. Thorp. Go see them.
John J. Siebert has purchased a new windmill and tank and erected them on his farm 3¼ miles west of Marion.
About 35 people responded to an invitation from Mr. and Mrs. Joe Burkert to attend a surprise party last Thursday night for their father and mother, who have just returned from their western trip. A complete surprise it was to T.P. and his good wife. Soon after the crowd arrived, Mrs. Burkert invited them to sit down at a table loaded with good things to eat — to which they all did full justice. We all welcome Mr. and Mrs. Burkert back home.
The barometer of the masses, Mr. Groundhog, has his inning next Sunday. If he sees his shadow, fill up your coal bin and let the iceman get ready to smile for the weather may soon get busy.
The five accredited high schools of Marion County have formed a league for promoting the athletic and literary spirit in the high schools of the county. The first meeting is to be April 10 and 11 at Marion.
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