125 years ago
march 11, 1887
The petition for a new sidewalk between the stone bridge and Lincoln Avenue calls for a walk six feet wide. We are glad to note this step in a direction frequently advocated by the Record. Our side and residence street walks are, with two or three exceptions, only four feet in width, and are entirely too narrow for the comfort and convenience of the people. They should all be a least six feet wide, and it is only a question of a comparatively short time when these narrow walks will have to be and will be supplanted by wider ones, and we hope our city fathers will save property owners future trouble and expense by ordering all future walks to be constructed of a sufficient width to insure their permanency.
Will Brockett was taken seriously sick with inflammation of the bowels, last Friday, but is now improving.
“Aunt Betsey” Griffith has been visiting with her granddaughter, Mrs. J.A. McLean, in Ness City since last Saturday and “Uncle George” has been awful lonesome.
Mrs. Tilson’s conservatory of music was the scene of another of those delightful rehearsals by her pupils last Tuesday evening.
The Funk mill has been sold through the firm of Coble & Moulton, to the Pierce brothers (Sherman and Delos) for $13,000. These gentlemen take possession at once. We welcome them to town.
There is a fine “opening” in Marion for a steam laundry. We throw out this tow line at this time, merely adding that lucky will be the interested individual who “catches on.”