100 years ago
april 29, 1915
Big delegations were here from various schools of the county last Friday and the track and literary programs were carried out. The facts simply compel the Record to say that Marion cleaned things up in great shape, winning the track events by a safe margin and the Declamation and Oration contests.
Maurice Miesse has bought Guy Sacket’s news and magazine business and will take charge the first of May. The book department will be closed.
On account of the number of cases of measles in the community, Dr. Eye, county health officer, has closed the schools for this week and all church services for next Sunday. While there are perhaps twenty-five cases of measles, all are getting along well.
Recent days have brought the passing of a number of the town’s pioneers citizens, and among them is Valentine Jacobs, who had been a resident of Marion since 1883 and who was one of the town’s splendid men. The passing of Mrs. Ellie D. Bowlby—“Grandma Bowlby,” as she was affectionately known, marks the passing of another of the county’s fine pioneer women. She and her husband, John W. Bowlby, came to Marion in 1881. W.K. Palmer, who came to Kansas in 1883 and who for many years was one of the county’s best-known citizens, and highly respected by all, passed away at his home in Aulne the morning of April 25.
The new ice wagon, which the Winchesters, have is a daisy.