110 years ago
august 27, 1908
Several times the past few days grumblings have come floating in on the gentle breeze and as the breeze continues to blow, the rumblings and grumblings get louder. And it all about the courthouse clock. Marion people know that the Business Men’s’ Club raised the money by personal solicitation from our citizens and presented the clock to the county without one cent of expense to the county.
But some of the good people over the county did not understand it when they saw in the papers a treasurer’s report of money paid out for the clock and thought it was time for them to make another remark.
But here you have it in a nut shell: The Club raised the money, give it to the commissioners for the clock and when the clock had been installed and everything satisfactory, the treasurer paid out the money turned over to him. No sir, the clock didn’t cost the county a penny.
It was a jolly crowd that enjoyed the ice cream social last Friday night. It had been advertised for Brown Corby’s lawn, but on account of the rain was held in the skating rink. Skating was also enjoyed.
The Topeka Bridge & Iron Co. was awarded the contract for a bridge across the Luta down at the Ehrlich alfalfa mill, the old sugar mill. The county puts in the bridge and the city of Marion the approaches and riprapping. The company is urged to begin construction at once.