100 years ago
december 18, 1913
A number of ornamental light poles have been ordered. There will be four on the bridge, and several at other places on Main street. They will have three lights. The design selected is a very beautiful one. They are to be paid for by private contribution, already made.
And again, ladies and gentlemen why doesn’t this town figure out some way to meet the conditions for getting a Carnegie library? All that is necessary is to meet the conditions Andy is ready and willing. What better thing could the women’s organizations of Marion do, for instance, than to unite and get behind a movement of this kind?
Word was received a few days ago of the death of Mr. George Vogel. He and Mrs. Vogel went back to South Russia, their old home, something over two years ago, to spend their last years there. Two of the sons, Rhinehard and Conrad Vogel, will leave for Russia, on Monday of next week. The father had quite a little property in the old country and they go to settle up the estate and to bring the mother back to Kansas with them.
The entertainment and pie social at Dist. 6 last Friday was quite a success. A large crowd attended. The crowd voted on the prettiest girl and the homeliest man. Each received a cake as prizes. Carrie Stenzel received one and O.H. Richardson the other.