100 years ago
september 25, 1913
Old Settlers Picnic
We think you will agree with us that never was a picnic enjoyed more than the one we did not have Sept. 11, 1913. That delightful rain we asked everybody to pray for came a little late. Of course, it got off the track, was delayed, but came to our great satisfaction, although we had to eat the picnic dinners we had prepared at home listening to the patter of the rain on the roof.
The management has concluded to try it over again and have chosen Oct. 9 as the day. The program will begin at 10 a.m. John Madden and his brother Judge Dennis Madden and others will address us. The two Bohemian Bands from Pilsen and the Marion Band will furnish instrumental music and we will have vocal music besides.
Bring your baskets well filled with good things to eat. Everybody is invited to come and enjoy the day with us. The banks and stores of Marion will close for the day. And the Marion schools are expected to join the old settlers in a school picnic.
—Alex E. Case, secretary
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The high school enrollment today is 168, by far the largest in the history of the school. Enrollment at this time last year was 126 and the total enrollment last year was 137.