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june 9, 1921

The heavy rains this week, particularly the tremendous downpour Wednesday, was the first tryout of our drainage canal, and it seemed to work all right.

Rev. John W. Hancher, one of the most noted ministers in the United States, was in Marion Memorial Day to decorate the grave of his child buried many years ago in our cemetery. Mr. Hancher, like Bishop Mitchell, began his ministry in Marion, or rather on the Marion circuit. It is a great distinction to have lived in Marion.

The fine large country residence of Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Lehman of the Antelope neighborhood was completely destroyed by fire last Thursday evening. By the assistance of neighbors, the household goods from the first floor were saved.

The school board sold the bonds for the new school building Monday evening. The board also purchased the property of Mrs. Maude Hannaford, just east of the present school grounds and will use that location for the new building. The consideration was $6,000.

The site secured has some fine advantages. It is a prominent place and will be seen by every one of the large number of tourists passing through town. The advertising value of a fine public building placed in a prominent position like this is great.

What has become of the old-fashioned man who always carried a buckeye in his pocket to ward of rheumatism?

The hearing of the parole of V.O. Johnson, the Aulne banker, which was to have been heard the first of the week, was postponed until July. A large remonstrance protesting the parole has been presented and several from the Aulne community were in Lansing the first of the week to add the weight of their personal appearance there.

Reports indicate a fine wheat crop in Marion County, and the corn—oh well, the corn always looks good up to the first of July.

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