100 years ago
march 22, 1917
A number of farmers and business men living along the Old Santa Fe Trail in this county met at the Community Club rooms Monday evening to hear a discussion of the new Kansas road laws by Mr. Frank Davis, secretary of the National Old Trials Association.
The rig is up and at work at the oil well in McPherson county, near the Marion county line. The well is less than three miles south of the Moore ranch, and is about twenty rods from the county line. Drilling was started a few days ago.
The “One-act Drama” put on by Robert Florer, Harry Rogers and Forrest Ray at the Auditorium Monday evening was so good that there was a demand that it be repeated on the following evening. The H.S. boys got fifty or sixty dollars out of the show, for their sweater fund.
Florence officers nabbed some transients the other day who stopped at the restaurant there and took nearly two hundred pints of booze from their jitney. They were on their way from Kansas City to Wichita. The two gentlemen are in the county bastille awaiting the little formality that’s coming to them.
The Band will begin playing at half past eight Tuesday morning of next week, March 27, on Main street. And when you hear that Band ‘a playin’ it will be up to you to get your hands on that book, or those books, you are going to give to the City Library, and be waiting at your door, with the books, and a pleasant look, for the book collectors who will be there very soon.