100 years ago
december 31, 1914
Virgie Searles, the eight-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Art Searles, won the diamond ring at Sheldon’s Jewelry store. She guessed the exact number of seeds in the pumpkin, 767. Her’s was only a guess. The guesses ranged all the way from a half dozen to 1500.
Mr. Wm. E. McGinness and Miss Nancy Larsen were married at 8 p.m. Dec. 30, 1914, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Larsen southeast of Aulne. Only the immediate relatives of the bride and groom were present and witnessed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. McGinness will make their home with Mrs. Avis McGinness at Aulne.
About fifty people—mostly present or former students at K.U. attended the first banquet of the Marion County K.U. Club at the Elgin Hotel yesterday evening. Chancellor Frank Strong of the University was the guest of honor and made a splendid talk on the subject, “The University and Its Ideals.” Toastmaster was Chas. Stiller. Talks were given by Miss Lenore Miesse, Attorney Sam Burkholder, and E.W. Hoch. The program closed with the singing of “The Crimson and the Blue.”