100 years ago
july 27, 1911
The Marion band covered itself with glory during the Chautauqua which concluded last Sunday evening. Personnel includes Wm. Kieferle, Cecil Coburn, Roy Frazer, Tom Braley Jr., Fred Baker, Sam Frazer, Forest Ray, Dr. Forney, Carl Ehrlich, Harry Kelley, Harry Rogers, Tom Braley Sr., Sam McBride, Jay Hargett, Roy Williams, Louis Keller, Will Burkholder, Harold Taylor, and Ross Sheets, who plays first clarinet and also is leader of the group.
Alexander Louis of Florence has been appointed deputy sheriff for the district south of Florence. He was one of the men recommended by the Anti-horse Thief Association.
The funeral of Mr. Anton Vinduska was held at the Pilsen church July 18. Mr. Vinduska died in a hospital in Kansas City, Kansas, where he had gone to take treatment for heart trouble. He was fifty-nine years old.
There have been several general rains over the county the past week and crops are in fine shape. The corn is coming out fine and the prospects are for a pile of corn in old Marion County.
A stack of wheat belonging to Con. Stenzel was struck by lightning Sunday morning and partly burned. The firefighters arrived with pitchforks, but a little too late.
Plowing for wheat is the order of the day and the ground has not been in better shape at this time of the year for several seasons. This gives a good chance to test the ideas laid down by the wheat special experts. Now if those who have not had good yields would get better seed there would be a good chance to see if the ideas are practical.
From the bulletin of the State Board of Health we learn that there was not a case of tuberculosis reported from Marion county during the month of May, neither was there a case of typhoid fever or diphtheria reported from this county. There was one case of scarlet fever and five of measles. Pretty healthy report for twenty odd thousand people.
Miss Theo Thompson entertained Monday evening at a five o’clock dinner in honor of Misses Ruth and Ida Smith. The following guests were present: Misses Beth Frazer, Eulalia Kuhn, Nettie Williams, Lucile Burkholder, Irene Blackburn, Lenore Miesse, Helen Riddle, Genevieve Funk, and Minnie Slaymaker.