125 years ago
april 25, 1890
There seems to be a sort of good-natured neighborhood rivalry on the part of Messrs. Kellison, Stanford (W.A.) Shambaugh and Mrs. Carter to see which can do the most “fixing up” about their beautiful residence premises this spring. They occupy the four corners of Second and Santa Fe streets, and are adorning not only their homes but also the town. The RECORD likes to see and encourage such rivalry.
Sealed bids will be received until Saturday, May 3, for the erection of a frame school building in District 16, Fairplay Township.
The Methodists’ new organ has arrived. It is a fine one.
Corn is still climbing. It is selling in Marion today (Thursday) for twenty-two and a half cents. What a pity so many poor farmers were compelled to sell at twelve and fourteen cents. But, there is yet a large part of the crop on hand, and those who were able to hold it are smiling big broad smiles.
The measles have been having a slight run in Marion for several weeks.
We heard a prominent Marion county orchardist predict the other day that apples, homegrown apples, would sell here this fall for twenty-five cents a bushel. As the RECORD has heretofore remarked, the days of the eastern apple wagon are about played out in this neck o’ woods, and Marion county apple wagons will soon be pulling out for the west.