100 years ago
december 31, 1908
John Thomason, proprietor of the new Marion Harness Co. has this week put out a nice calendar, done at this office. Ogden made the photo, an interior view of the store, which adorns the calendar.
The concert given at the Auditorium Christmas night by Miss Vella Niederhauser and Miss Emma Siebert of Marion, Miss Alice Hey of Hillsboro and Miss Emma Rupp of Canada was only fairly well attended. The program however was excellent.
Work is going right along on the alfalfa mill bridge south of town. The bridge is up high and dry, out of the way of high water. The approaches will be built of piling instead of making a fill as originally intended.
Miss Clara Paddock entertained a number of her friends very pleasantly last evening. The room was decorated with mistletoe, the evening spent with music and conversation and a picture was taken of the company. Light refreshments were served, consisting of salad, chocolate, cake, wafers, and candy.
Soon after the first of the year Gov. Hoch and family expect to return to Marion. There is a project on foot to give them a reception, to which the public will be invited.