100 years ago
may 27, 1915
Women of the Civic League have been canvassing town this week to raise money for the purchase of a site on which it is hoped to erect a Carnegie Library. Marion is greatly in need of library facilities. The cause deserves assistance to the point of personal sacrifice. And it must succeed. Marion cannot afford to let it fail.
Lightning struck a tree in Joe Hosea’s yard Sunday morning, tearing off a limb of the tree and killing a chicken under the tree.
The courts of the Marion tennis club have been opened for a week or so and are now getting in good shape. They are probably the best in this part of the state. There are about twenty in the club. It is intended to get some games with other towns later on.
Ray Gaunt will have charge of the horse shoeing department at J.H. Hoch’s blacksmith shop, and by strict application to business hopes to merit a reasonable share of the trade of the community.
Little Tom Daniels, who has his home with his uncle, Robert Sampson, near Elk, was bitten on the finger Tuesday by a copperhead. He was brought to town for treatment and it is hoped that he will get along all right.
Miss Lucy May Martin and Mr. Wm. Burkholder were united in marriage Wednesday evening, the ceremony being performed at the Christian parsonage.