100 years ago
october 3, 1919
The Drainage District proposition is now up to the voters. The election will take place on Oct. 8th. The commissioners call for a vote upon a proposed issue of bonds in the sum of $300,000 to do the work.
Everyone who has saved fruit pits and nut shells for gas masks kindly send them to Mrs. Helen Miesse’s shop. The Red Cross will take charge of them.
A telegram was received here Monday evening by Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kline telling them that their son, Harry Kline, was severely wounded in France on September 12th. No word has been received since and the people of the community await anxiously with Mr and Mrs. Kline the coming of further word.
Marion was all looking up Wednesday afternoon. A bunch of seven or eight aeroplanes passed over going to the northeast. One plane put on some maneuvers just over the town to the delight of the uplookers.
It was reported they were en route from Ft. Sill to Ft. Riley. How different those beautiful birds must look here than “over there” where no one is sure whether they be friend or foe and at what minute a destroying bomb may fall.