May 24, 1943- Mayor Crisp Reports on Pump Truck

Mayor Crisp reported to the Council Monday night that the Dodge fire truck, the older of the city’s two fire trucks, has been taken to St. Louis for repairs. The pump on the truck had gone out of commission, it was said, after it was used to pump at the sewage disposal plant.

(Extracted  from local newspapers and compiled by Harry Boyd, posted at )

June 20, 1941- Commissioner Announces Plans to Expand Fire House

City Commissioner Homer Butler on Friday outlined plans for improvement of the Marion Fire Department co-incident with the purchase of the new fire truck which will undergo its official test at the Marion Water Company’s North Madison Street plant Monday at 10 a.m. Continue reading