70 years ago
october 6, 1949
The cremated remains of 100 victims of Japanese prison camps, contained in a single casket, were interred recently at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis. Among the remains were those of Howard S. Schlingloff, former Marion boy, a 1924 graduate of Marion High School, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Schlingloff.
The city has rocked some 25 blocks of alleys along the routes of the sanitary service truck, a much-appreciated improvement that should also help a great deal toward improving their year-around appearance.
Work started this week on the complete rebuilding of the Paul Seifert Motor Company building. When completed, it will bring major improvement in the appearance of the Main Street business section of Marion.
Over 90 pounds of silver, in silver dollars, was paid out for eggs, cream, and produce at the open house of Schroeder Produce and Oil Company Saturday. Refreshments served included 60 gallons of coffee and 75 dozen doughnuts; and 70 prizes were awarded.