100 years ago
may 6, 1915
Pupils in the city schools will give a May Fete on Friday of next week, May 14. The exercises will given on the grounds at the Valley school and will begin at 2 p.m. The exercises will open with a procession and chorus. Various flowers will be represented by pupils of the various grades. There also will be folk games and three May Poles.
The cannon which was furnished by the Federal Government arrived this week and members of the G.A.R. have decided to have it placed in the northwest corner of the Court House grounds. The County Commissioners have agreed to bear the expense of the concrete foundation.
Nearly two and a half million eggs—that’s the number shipped from here last month by one firm, Jensen and Bros. They shipped 17 carloads in 27 working days. There are 30 dozen in a case and four hundred cases to a car—so figure it out for yourselves.
A fire at Youngtown last Sunday morning destroyed the store building there and the adjoining residence of Mr. Titus, who ran the store.
The high school track team won the Fourth District meet at Emporia last Saturday with a total of 43½ points. Marion won first in five events—22-yard hurdles, high jump, discus throw, 120-yard hurdles, and relay.