140 years ago
december 27, 1878
If present intentions are carried out there will be a great many buildings erected in Marion Centre next Spring.
The snow, which has for two weeks mantled the earth, here, seems to have extended all over those portions of the United States subject to such visitations, and in England it is said to have been the severest known for thirty years.
It’s unlucky to be a turkey. Thanksgiving is hardly passed before Christmas comes.
Mr. E.W. Connick, of Catlin Township, is “some” on the hunt. In fact, he appears to be the boss rabbit scalper of the county. He was in town last Saturday with 128 scalps, 115 of which were taken from rabbits he killed during this snow-time. If Connick should get thoroughly in earnest once, in this business, he would probably bankrupt the county in a short time. He got $6.40 for this haul.
The weather has been cold for honey making, and yet there has been two “bees” on Middle Creek lately. The first was a sewing-bee at Mr. J.W. Garrison’s, where all the feminines for miles around were present and any amount of sewing was one in the daytime, and in the evening there was ”fun for the millions.” Number present, 43. A week later, the Bees met at Mrs. J.T. Sampson’s, and an “aweful sight” of sewing was done.