Army Air Corps, WWI – pilot
Henry was in the Aviation Service in WWI. He fought in Europe and was rumored to have flown through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. After the war he was married to Myrl Walters of Marceline and they had three children, Henry George, Charles, and Jo Anne (Campbell). While … > More >
US Army, 1987-2014
Todd Pollard was born May 7, 1967, at Ft Leonard Wood, MO. He enlisted in the Army in February 1987. Attending Basic Training at Ft. Jackson, SC and Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Belvoir, VA. Upon graduation he was assigned to the 517″ Engineer Detachment, V Corps in Frankfurt, Germany serving as … > More >
The early days of the “Magic City” (as our town was called) were marked by excessive unlawfulness. Fights, murders and thievery being in the headlines as did incendiary fires which did a lot to make our early history black. If a Saturday night passed without two or three fist fights on main street ending up … > More >
The citizens of Marceline have been concerned over the years about the loss of population and economic decline of Linn County. Marceline, being the second largest town in the County and wishing to preserve its identity, has teamed up with Linn County for Rural Areas Development.
The Rural Areas Development Program is a new concept … > More >
The luxurious Odd Fellows Lodge building was dedicated September 20, 1915. The lodge had previously occupied the old miners’ hall which was located at the corner of Kansas Avenue at Gracia Street. At that time the lodge was moved from the miners’ hall to its present building.
The I. O. O. F. building here is … > More >
Mothers’ Psychology Club was organized in the year 1934, 15 mothers being invited and accepting membership. These first 15 members were Bernice Wiedman, Irene Jones, Betty O’Connor, Juanita Staats, Dorothy Staples, Bernice Burgener, Isabelle Couch, Rose Potts, Cleo Chapman, Alice Barnes Gray, Elizabeth Fox, Eunice Campbell, Lucille Sportsman Blacksmith, Blanche O’Neil, and Francis Fee Ford. … > More >
Although liquidated ten years ago, the McAllister Creamery & Bottling Works, operating as “Marceline’s First Factory” from 1923 until 1953, played a significant role in the growth and development of Marceline. Any history of Marceline would be incomplete without proper mention of the McAllister firm, as well as the McAllister family itself, for the public … > More >
St. Francis Hospital as it is known today, originated as a ten-bed structure built in 1923 by Floyd Neiman, Marceline Contractor, for Ola Putman. M. D., as a memorial to his father, Benjamin S. Putman, M. D., who had served the Marceline area forty-seven years as physician and surgeon. He called it the … > More >
Prior to 1887, the children of the pioneering families in Marceline, who desired to attend school, were obliged to attend the rural institution known as Hayden’s School which was across the street from where the residence of Don Taylor now stands, at the northern city limits, west of state highway No. 5. This being before … > More >