110 years ago
may 20, 1909
The new residence of Joseph Bauer is nearing completion, D.L. Yeagley’s residence is about ready for the plasterers, and the foundation for Isaac Good’s home on Elm street is being built.
Marion was visited by a jolly bunch of business men last Friday, the Kansas City Commercial Club. In the half hour allotted to them here, every business house was visited. All of us like to meet the out-of-town man we deal with, the wholesaler, the man supplying the local dealer.
Cal Kuhn is busy this week putting in a concrete floor in the building occupied by Riggs Bros.’ grocery.
The young folks of H.E. Woolheater’s family are have a hard tussle with measles this week.
O.C. Billings is completing extensive improvements on his residence on Second street.
The firm of Pollitt and Kleinhammer this week put in a heating plant and bath room for Bert Campbell, several miles south and east of Marion.
It is quite likely the city will soon begin prospecting for its water supply in the west part of the city, west of the Rock Island and north of the Santa Fe tracks.