days of yore
from our archives
Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
march 13, 2001
Seven-year-old Taylor Jantz of Burns died Sunday from injuries she received in an automobile accident. She was accompanying her father, Riley, and her 10-year-old sister, Marissa, to Newton for a basketball game.
The music and drama department at Peabody-Burns High School will present the Broadway musical “Bye, Bye Birdie” at 7 p.m. March 30 and 31 in the Brown Building Concert Hall.
The family of Mildred Nicklaus is requesting a card shower in honor of her 97th birthday March 22.
25 years ago
march 13, 1986
Goldie Homan spent Wednesday last week with Mr. and Mrs. Doug Fisher. They drove to Denton, Texas, to the home of Dennis Fisher. The group then went to a band concert at Texas University that Dennis played in.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wentz of Wichita were supper guests Tuesday of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Spangler.
Ethel Coats of Hutchinson announces the engagement of her daughter, Doris, to Doug Gray of Buhler.
50 years ago
March 16, 1961
Considerable rearranging has been taking place in Mathias IGA the past two weeks. The new arrangement will allow easier access to many areas of the store.
Ed Nicklaus, a county commissioner, and Charles Moffet, a retired businessman, are the newest members of the Kiwanis Club.
Wendel Gard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gard, was in Kansas City last Monday where he had a physical and was sworn into the U.S. Marine Corps.
100 years ago
March 16, 1911
One evening last week a party of young people surprised Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Trumbo with a miscellaneous shower.
Frank Christ came in yesterday from Cherokee, Iowa, after an absence of 19 years and is greeting old friends.
E.S. Crisfield was on the sick list last week. He is building a tenant house on his farm in which the Wehry boys will batch.
125 years ago
March 18, 1886
Pecare & Co. have been working at C. Mayes residence making considerable improvement there.
A large audience was present at the Lutheran church last Saturday evening, when Rev. Belmer preached from the parable of the Prodigal Son. The pictures were life sized and beautiful.
Finest perambulators ever offered for sale in Peabody. Every lady invited to call and see them. Prescott & Co.