Compiled from past issues
10 year ago
Jack DeForest wrote a letter to President Bill Clinton and Robert E. Rubin, secretary of treasury, on Dec. 2, 1997. He suggested they read his October 1984 park service review of the book, “The Truth About Sacagawea,” to help make up their minds on the new coin. He was invited to the White House ceremony on May 4, 1999 when Sacagawea was named for the new U.S. Mint one-dollar coin coming out this year.
The families of David McGaugh of Peabody and Serena Stull of Haysville are proud to announce their children’s marriage on Oct. 14 at Bay Ridge.
Virginia Jones returned home to Indian Guide on Friday after her rug-hooking seminar in Atchinson.
25 years ago
Mark Glover of Peabody, a senior at Kansas State University, is a member of the Kansas State Marching Band again this year.
The popular Plainsmen, five in number, entertained an overflow crowd last Tuesday evening at the senior center following the September covered dish dinner.
Susan Craig was a weekend guest of her mother, Dorothy Craig.
50 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Windsor are parents of a son, Brian Ray, born Sept. 16. He weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces.
Rev. Giles Stagner, accompanied by the Rev. Kermit Smith of Marion, attended Pastor’s Day at Schilling Air Force Base near Salina on Monday.
Friends have heard from Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Henshaw and they report they recently purchased the Burns, Oregon Times Herald and have moved there. The Henshaw family once published the Peabody Gazette Herald.
100 years ago
The harvest home decoration in the Lutheran church last Sunday was the finest seen for many a day. Sunflowers reaching about to the ceiling were also used in decorating along with grapevine festoons.
Oliver Kornhaus and wife visited Sunday in Florence.
Seed wheat, free from rye. Price $1 per bu. J.H. Eberle. Phone white 2302.
125 years ago
U. Truax, living just west of town, is building a dwelling.
Harry Baker returned Saturday evening from his Ohio visit.
Last Saturday Prescott and Company moved into their new stone building where they will be glad to see their customers and state fair visitors.