140 years ago
february 6, 1880
On last Monday, that ancient and eminent scientist, the ground hog, made another annual appearance upon the top of terra firma, and beholding his shadow retired to the seclusion of his underground habitation, there to remain till the rigors of six weeks more of winter are past.
A number of wells are being dug in town. ’Tis well.
The proposition to vote $11,000 in bonds to build another school house in Marion Centre, was defeated last Monday by a vote of 233 to 81. Had the matter been more fully discussed, we believe the result would have been different.
Mr. John S. Christie has at last received his long delayed safe, and has opened his bank for business. He has a neat and comfortable room, centrally located, and starts under favorable auspices.
Corbett & Bown have removed into their new stone building on the corner of Main and Fourth streets. They now have, unquestionably, the most finely finished store room in the county.
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