110 YEARS ago
april 3, 1913
J.B. Betts of Topeka, the contractor who built Marion County Courthouse, died this week.
W.E. Moore has rented the Rink Livery building and will fit it up for manufacture of cement blocks, pillars and other things of that sort. He has sub-leased part of the building to Bob Pyle for a carpenter shop.
Did you know this? Sam Burkholder used to play a harp. When he visited at some of the places in the western part of the county, there was a fiddler who helped him put on a performance, and the people gathered from miles around to hear the music. He is trying to live it down, so don’t tell anybody about it. If you do, tell them not to tell.
Wm. Schoneman has sold his shoe business, together with the building, to F.D. Hawthorne of Eureka. He and his family will not leave Marion. He has been in business on Main St. for 26 years — perhaps the longest of any man now on the street.
A rooters’ club, known as the Roaring Rousers, has been organized to stir up enthusiasm for track meets and let it be known that MHS is on the map. Willard Shanklin, with Hartzell Ray as assistant, will lead this band of boosters.
Winifred Powers returned on Sunday from New York where she has been studying voice the past winter. She stopped off in Washington and Chicago on her way home.
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