100 years ago
december 11, 1919
The fuel situation becomes serious. The city fuel commission adopts hour schedules for business houses and offices in effort to meet growing menace of fuel famine.
All action taken by the Fuel Commission in reference to hours of opening and closing of business houses is interpreted to mean that no one shall be in his place of business before the hour of opening, or after the hour of closing, and no one is to be admitted into a place of business except within the hours named.
George Rankin has secured the Dodge car agency and can make immediate deliveries. Price $1295.00
The Auditorium was completely destroyed by fire early this Thursday morning. One man, Mr. Koepke, a traveling salesman is dead from injuries received; three others, Ray Kelsey, Frank Daniel, and Davis Carr, are seriously hurt from a falling wall. It is the most tragic public disaster and costly fire that has occurred here in many years. Property loss is probably $15,000.
One Marion County boy, A.E. Hiebert of Hillsboro, is working with the Red Cross in Austria-Hungary. He is believed to be our only boy now overseas.
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