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MEMORIES: 100 years ago

3, 1917

Within a few days after the army bill passes Congress, registration will be underway throughout the country. It is announced at Washington that 21 to 35 is likely to be agreed upon as the age limits for registration for the draft. Sheriff Armstrong has received letters relative to the preliminary arrangements.

The frost on Monday night did quite a little damage in places throughout the county.

A Marion man overheard this conversation on the street at Emporia last Saturday before the District Track Meet, between a couple of men who seemed to be Emporia citizens: “Well, the High School boys are here for their District Track Meet to-day. Who do you suppose will win?” “Don’t know anything about it, is Marion entered? If Marion is in I reckon Marion will take it as usual.”

Mr. and Mrs. Grant Winne have bought the Dr. Hannaford place on Elm Street, and will probably build a new residence there after a while. In the meantime, they will live in the Tarbet residence.

Judge King has decided to dispense with the jury for the May term of court and all jury cases will go over until the October term. This was done because the farmers are very busy now and Judge King felt there was a special urgency in view of the war situation.

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