100 years ago
december 21, 1911
D.L. Yeagley has resigned as Police Judge and the Commissioners have decided not to make any appointment for the present. There seems to be little need for a Police Judge here.
There will be a bread-making contest as part of the proceedings of the next County Teachers’ Association. School girls in every district in the county will be asked to make and send loaves of bread and the contest will be decided by the girls of the Domestic Science Department of the Marion schools.
J.H. “Jack” Costello, one of the pioneers of the county, passed away last Friday, Dec. 15, at the home of his son, Val Costello, in Los Angeles. With the death of Jack Costello, passes a pioneer of the town and county. He was intimately associated with the early life of Marion, and the old-timers tell many stories of his life in the days when this town was an outpost of civilization. Those of the younger generation can little understand the struggles or life of the pioneers who laid first claim to these raw prairies. May they rest in peace.
A crowd of Marion young folk walked to Aulne Friday night and attended revival services at the M.E. church. The group included Misses Edith Hodge, Lucile Burkholder, Nettie Taylor, and Daisy Manuel, Messrs. R.L Hodge, Harold Taylor, Paul Williams and Willard Shanklin.
From our Lincolnville correspondent — When this reaches our readers, the wedding of two of our prominent young people will be over. The parties are Henry Hartke Jr., son of a prominent farmer north of Lincolnville, and Lena Poppe, daughter of J.J. Poppe, the west-side merchant. The writer wishes them a long and happy journey through life.
Mr. and Mrs. H.M. McGrew have opened a café—calling it the Elite Café—in the Forney building next to Richardson’s grocery. They plan to run an establishment that is up-to-date in every way.