100 years ago
AUGUST 14, 1913
Fred Gowan, who for 10 or 12 years has been in the business of florist at Peabody, was here last week and decided to move to Marion. He plans to erect a green house as soon as possible and will raise all sorts of plants and vegetables for trade.
Owing to the inability to get cooks that were satisfactory while the regular “help” are taking vacations, the Elgin dining room has been closed for the month of August.
The curb and gutter and the concrete on the new paving which is being laid from the stone arch bridge to the Tilson corner is about finished and the brick work will likely be done in ten days.
Today (Wednesday) is the 11th consecutive day that the thermometer has gone above 100. It has gone above 100 on 30 days this summer. In 1901, there were 30 or 31 consecutive days that the thermometer went above 100. The last good rain was about the middle of May.
An addition to Mr. and Mrs. Al Richardson’s residence has just been completed. A large bedroom, bathroom, and sleeping porch were added.
The Sunday school baseball season ended last Friday evening when the Presbyterian team won over the Methodists and took the championship with a two game lead.
The basement of the east side of the Hill School building is being fitted up for the Domestic Science Department.