100 years ago
may 17, 1917
Thirty-four young people will receive diplomas as graduates of the Marion High School this evening. It is a splendid bunch of young people, and the town is proud of them.
Leland Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. W. Thompson, and Chas. Curtis, son of Mrs. D.M. Baird, are the first of the Marion boys to begin actual military service, having begun training in the Officers’ Training Camp at Ft. Riley the first of the week.
Frisco Hansen, the Aulne stockman, sold a yearling Whiteface recently for $300.
Little Josephine Hensley, six years old, of Tampa, is a patient in our hospital. On last Friday, she was severely kicked on the head, the skull being fractured. She was brought to the Hospital Saturday and an operation performed removing the injured bones. She is getting along nicely and they are very hopeful for her recovery.
Acting upon a petition, Co. Supt. Ray has ordered the establishment of a new school district, mostly, if not all, in Clark township. The district is to be formed by taking some territory from Districts 87, 38, 47, and 120. This establishment will stand, unless overruled by the County Commissioners.
Miss Milan of the Agricultural College will be in Marion Saturday to give demonstrations of new methods of canning and drying fruits and vegetables and all the women of the county are cordially invited to attend.