100 years ago
june 21, 1917
The Farmers’ and Drovers’ National Bank of Marion opened for business on Tuesday morning. On Monday evening, the officers and directors held “Open House” and three or four hundred people called during the evening. The bank fixtures are fine marble, and brass, throughout, and are of the very latest and most attractive design. Tile floor, fine modern furniture and all that sort of thing. The office equipment and bookkeeping system are accorded to the last word in matters of this kind.
The weather for the last two weeks has been ideal for putting up alfalfa and nearly all of the first crop over the county has been cared for.
A big new flag, fifteen by thirty feet, flies over the Court House. And, it surely looks fine!
Marion County is asked for $35,000 as its share in the hundred million Red Cross fund that is being raised. If this is done the men who can afford large sums must give large sums, and everyone must give freely. There is no finer cause. Marion is sending forty young men. Marion County is sending several hundred.
It was announced last week that the time for volunteering would close on June 18 and that day the operation of the draft would begin. Those connected with Co. M received this word from Adjutant General Martin, in telegram, telephone message, and letter.