Oct. 7, 1920
Sparks from a passing train engine set fire to dead grass along the tracks north of town, and soon an immense stock of piling was in flames. The creosote the piles were treated with made the fire a hard one to handle, but finally engines were brought to the scene and enough water was provided to bring the fire under control. Loss was about $3,500. Many complaints have been heard in regard to sparks caused by the Wyoming coal, which is being used on the engines. . .Fifty-six Atchison businessmen stopped here on a goodwill tour, and a crowd of 160 entertained the visitors at dinner at Turner Hall. Former Gov. W.J. Bailey was the speaker. . .Several new teachers have been hired by the local school board. . .Herkimer Supply Company owner J.H. Krug has announced the opening of a branch in Marysville near Sixth and Center, where Chevrolet and Chandler automobiles will be sold. . .A dog showing symptoms of rabies has been killed by John Griswold northeast of town. The head of the animal was sent to Manhattan for examination, and the report said the dog was mad. . .