100 years ago
october 26, 1916
Work began the first of the week on new pavement on Walnut street which will connect Main street and the Rock Island paving. The materials used will be the same on the hill—concrete base, vertical fibre brick with asphalt filler. These two blocks, although on one of the most prominent streets in town, have been in a very bad condition and the new pavement will be a fine improvement.
The Second Kansas Infantry, of which the Marion boys are members, is enroute back from the border and is expected to arrive at Fort Riley to-morrow. The work of mustering them out will take ten days or so.
Miss Sadie Keller has accepted a position in the First National bank. Earle Sackett will take the position which she vacates in the Marion Pharmacy, the first of the week.
The M.E. ladies cleared twenty-four dollars for the new parsonage fund by holding a rummage sale on Saturday. There is quite a demand for these sales and the ladies may hold another one in the near future. They are also making plans for baling old paper and request people to hold their paper for a while until they can arrange a systematic plan for gathering, baling and storing it.
Dr. and Mrs. Goodsheller will leave Sunday for a week’s stay in Kansas City. The doctor will attend a week of clinics to be given by the Kansas City Clinical Association.