125 years ago
september 16, 1887
Marion schools opened Monday. The attendance is now over 500, considerably larger than during the first week of any preceding term, and Principal Van Ostrand expects the enrollment to reach 800, in which event the room problem will force itself upon the district for solution. There are now more than an average of 50 pupils in each room.
We noticed the families of A.E. Case and S.P. Bown, with a few friends, enjoying a little private picnic of their own in Central Park last Friday.
Mr. John M. Musick, who lives on about as fine a farm as lays out of doors on the Luta, some miles north of Marion, is in luck this year. He threshed his oats last week and informs us that twenty-eight acres of white oats yielded fifty-three and two-fifth bushels per acre, while six acres of red oats panned out sixty bushels per acre—all of fine quality, too. In addition to this Mr. Musick’s large corn crop is very fine for any year, and especially for this one.
A fine new thousand pound bell has been received by our Baptist friends and is being put in place in the belfry of their handsome new church.
We are surprised to learn that a remonstrance is in circulation protesting of the proposed ordinance closing up business houses on Sunday. The ordinance is simply a reflex of the State law, and ought to be passed and enforced.