Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
aug. 8, 2001
Flint Hills Muzzleloaders Inc. will hold a camp over Labor Day weekend. The club is known for their black powder rifle and pistol shooting contests and for wearing period clothing and educating the public about culture in Kansas before 1840.
Bob and Judy Priest of Marion returned home last week from a 10 day “Joy of Music” tour with Diane Bish. They toured southern Germany, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland.
Virginia Jones of Peabody and Lynn Hughes of Carney, Okla., attended a traditional rug hooking session the week of July 8 in Belle Plaine.
25 years ago
aug. 7, 1986
The John Soloman home was virtually destroyed by a fire early Monday morning.
The Marion County Fair will have ostrich racing this year.
Ernest F. Watchcoske, a former Peabody farmer and restaurant operator, died Aug. 1 at Axtell Christian Hospital in Newton.
50 years ago
Aug. 10, 1961
John DeForest earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in economics Aug. 9 from Iowa State University.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Carpenter of Shallow Water spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Seibel.
100 years ago
aug. 10, 1911
Mrs. J.B. Baker and daughter, Harriet, went Friday to Kansas City to visit relatives.
J.T. Liggett had the misfortune to break his left arm while cranking his auto.
Mrs. Avis McGinnis and Mrs. Lizzie Hall and son are here from Aulne attending the Chautauqua.
125 years ago
aug. 5, 1886
Roads muddy and rough.
The Earnest Workers are looking for a picnic engineer.
The ladies of the Lutheran church will hold a social next Tuesday evening at the home of H.L. Lark.