70 years ago
june 23, 1949
An ordinance calling for one-way traffic only on the first blocks north of Main Street on Second, Third, and Fourth Streets was passed by the City Commission Monday night.
Transaction was completed this week whereby C.H. Jarvis has purchased the property of the Marion County Club from the original owners.
The club will continue as a club with golf course, swimming pool, and other features. Officers will remain the same. Membership in the club is $10 per year.
The flies, insects, and other germ carriers will again be sprayed in the downtown alleys of Marion.
Cockroaches, mosquitoes, chiggers, crickets, and the like are expected to die by the thousands when the Chamber of Commerce, Farm Bureau, and city commission gang up and join forces to spray the varmits.
The attractive, new office of Dr. C.R. Magee will open next week. Located at the foot of the Main Street hill and across from the city park, it is a decided asset to the appearance of Marion’s downtown business area.
Starting new week, the Marion school bus will be used to transport 51 Marion and Canada children to the Red Cross swimming program at the Herington pool.