110 Years Ago – 1912
A heavy snowstorm occurred Tuesday night and continued until Wednesday night leaving a least a foot of snow. It is believed to be the heaviest fall of the winter at any one time.
Nick Trienen died Tuesday night at eleven o’clock at his home in Marcus, after a few days illness of pneumonia.
Oranges 10 cents per dozen and 45 cents per pack at Mich and Kass.
105 Years Ago – 1917
Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Sylvester returned on Wednesday morning from their wedding trip.
The rural mail carriers were unable to make their trips last Friday and Saturday on account of the blizzard and snow blockades.
The infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Will Synder has been named Catherine Mercedes.
Charles Addy went to Sioux City Saturday to see his son, Ivan, who is recovering from an operation.
90 Years Ago – 1932
Miss Vera Hurd, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Ray Hurd of Meriden, and Ray Prunty, son of John Prunty of Marcus, were married Saturday afternoon in the home of Rev. C.E. Roll at Cleghorn.
William G. Pitts celebrated his eighty-fifth birthday Monday. In honor of the occasion, Mr. & Mrs. A.L. Pitts entertained at a birthday dinner for him. Mr. Pitts is among the pioneer residents of the county. He came here in 1876 from Wisconsin and settled on a farm in Rock township, later moving to farms in Tilden and Amherst townships, retiring to Marcus twenty-five years ago.
In the liveliest school election that Marcus has ever know Monday, Mrs. W.L. Gund and W. J. Satterlee were elected directors for a three year term and W. L. Gund was elected treasurer for a two year term. 497 votes were cast between noon and seven o’clock.
85 Years Ago -1937
Thieves entered the Hoxsie Bros. Garage on south Main Street some time Monday night through a window, taking two truck radiators and a small quantity of coal, the loss amounting to about $50.
Milo Birch of Cleghorn is recovering from a wound, caused from a tine of a pitchfork, which entered the fleshy part of his leg.
E. J. Kellen of Danbury, an auto mechanic and car dealer of many years experience, has located in the Alfred Dorr Garage.
80 Years Ago – 1942
Kenneth Pallesen, Marcus High school junior, was selected to attend the annual Boys State at Des Moines this year.
The floor in the building used for seed storage room by John Sand collapsed Tuesday morning and many bags of soybean seed and corn seed dropped to the basement.
75 Years Ago -1947
March 15 was the twentieth anniversary of Fred’s Place in Marcus. Twenty years ago Saturday Mr. & Mrs. Knox opened their confectionery in the present Farmers State Bank building. A year later they moved to the “White Front”, now the Masonic hall, where they remained until thirteen and a half years ago, when they moved to the present location.
Jerry Peters left Tuesday morning for the Fairfield Army Base in California, from where he will fly to Tokyo. He received a civil service appointment as administrative assistant with the Allied Translator and Interpreter section.
Mr. & Mrs. Wilmer Schmillen and son Jerry, were involved in a small accident Tuesday when their Model A Ford, which was turning north at the corner three miles east of Marcus on Highway 5 collided with Junebug Perrin of Cherokee who was driving east on the paving.
70 Years Ago – 1952
Mr. & Mrs. John Bentz announce the engagement of their daughter, Jacqueline, and Richard Bird, son of Mr. & Mrs. Leo Bird of Marcus.
Dick Nielsen, son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Nielsen has been confined to his home since Friday of last week with the measles.
65 Years Ago – 1957
A 6lb. 9 oz. son was born to Mr. & Mrs. Loren Stowater March 9 at Sacred Heart hospital. He has been named Jon Raymond.
The Marcus dog poisoner has been idle the past few days, although at least two dogs were poisoned since last week’s news. The dachshund belonging to Mr. & Mrs. Wylie Satterlee died, after being out but a few minutes. The pet of the Hans Delaney family was also poisoned, but was treated in time to prevent its death.
Linda Nelson, a forward on the Marcus public schools girls’ basketball team, was listed on the Des Moines Register’s seventh Allstate team.
60 Years Ago – 1962
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Schmillen are the parents of a daughter born March 6 at Sacred Heart Hospital at LeMars. She has been named Roberta Jean.
Fred Hoover is carrying his right arm in a cast, having broken it March 10 while at work at the Co-op Oil Station. It is broken just above the wrist and will be in the cast for about six weeks.
Jerry Bruce has accepted a position as mechanic at Evans Implement here. He is an experienced tractor mechanic, single and comes here from Aurelia.
55 Years Ago – 1967
Mr. & Mrs. Lyle Schlenger entertained on their 24th wedding anniversary Sunday noon with a dinner at Uncle Milt’s Café in Cleghorn.
Miss Cora Gund, 92, the last surviving member of the pioneer Louis Gund family, died Monday, March 20 in the LeMars hospital. She had been a patient in the hospital for the last past five years.
The Marcus Fire Department was called to the Lawrence Wurth farm and to the Leavitt Addition last Friday. Both calls were grass fires that threatened to get out of hand.
50 Years Ago – 1972
Mrs. Floyd Gifford was the lucky recipient of the $50.00 bill on Friday, March 17. The money was donated by Leonard Collins as a result of a St. Patrick’s Day contest. Mrs. Gifford is a former schoolteacher of Mr. Collins.
Dorothy’s Thrift shop will re-open in the new location in the former Nelson Furniture Store on Main Street.
Mrs. Vivian Franck, 60, died March 17 at the home of her daughters Mrs. Gary Lussier in Marcus after a long illness.
Jack Clarkson of Sand Seed Service of Marcus graduated recently from a Kent Feeds Advanced Managers School at Muscatine, IA.
45 Years Ago – 1977
Mr. & Mrs. Earl Ehlers spent from Wednesday to Friday in the Edwin Meyer home at Omaha.
Meriden Cleghorn students who competed in the state speech contest held at Heelen High School in Sioux City Saturday were Brian Caldwell and Jane Gross. Brian received a II in Radio News and Jane, a II in Prose.
Word was received of the death of Mrs. Frank Parr in Leavenworth, IN
Darrell Gravenish, 16, remains in critical condition as a result of a one car accident on a county road west of Cherokee.
40 Years Ago – 1982
Lee and Jean Grage of Remsen announce the arrival of a baby boy born Friday, March 4 at Floyd Valley Hospital. Michael Lee weighed 8 pounds 5 ounces and has a sister Joanna and a brother Jason to welcome him home.
Jerry Townsend was the winner of the local spelling bee held March 3 in the intermediate building. And Andy Wurth, 7th grader, was runner-up.
Mrs. Bette Horstman returned home last Tuesday after spending to and a half weeks visiting in the homes of her daughters, the Dave Hogues at Lincoln and the Ted Crochleys at Omaha.
35 Years Ago – 1987
Wednesday afternoon the family members of Agnes Weber attended a birthday party in honor of her 90th birthday at Plymouth Manor.
Shirley Dunn, of Mt. Vernon is spending a week in the Mr. & Mrs. Ray Roethler home. She is on spring break from teaching school at Poseyville, Ind.
On Thursday the Marcus Junior High Choir took part in the World’s Largest Concert. This was a live national concert, where hundreds of school and communities across the country joined together in singing and playing the same concert program.
30 Years Ago – 1992
The grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of Mom’s Kitchen can be termed a huge success. Glenda and Dawn Updike and the rest of the crew and family served in excess of 500 hamburgers and fries.
An open come and go shower honoring Peggy Clausen, bride elect of Tom Hohbach will be held in the home of Verla Stowater on Saturday, April 4.
Mr. & Mrs. Skip Worden and Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Meyer attended the funeral of Maynard Worley at Sloan Saturday evening.
25 Years Ago – 1997
Wayne Sanow and his daughter Linda Rassmussen, presented a generous donation to the Marcus Fire Department in memory of their wife/mother Carrie Sanow.
Jerry and Linda Moser are the parents of an 11 pound daughter, Haley Yvonne, born Saturday, March 15th. She is welcome home by brother Brock.
20 Years Ago – 2002
Nathan Johnson, son of Randy and Barb Johnson car really add. Nathan is in Mrs. Moat’s second grade class and can finish one hundred addition math problems in 1 minute and 45 seconds.