140 years ago
december 6, 1878
Marion Centre, as a town, is far behind its surrounding country. This is a better condition than the average town is in, but we would like to see the town “catch up” with the country, and we will see it as soon as the railroad comes.
John Mehl has considerable to say in this issue, and all that he says in important. Mr. Mehl has a fine building, a big stock, good clerks, and has always done a good business her. Continued success to you, John.
The parties who took about $3 worth of table ware from the Good Templers’ supper are requested to return them. There are fourteen soup plates, eight saucers, four cups, and three tea spoons missing.