Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
august 22, 2001
Charles Gibbs, 77, died Aug. 15 at his residence.
Friends of Pat Sauble, Cedar Point, gathered at Mr. C’s in Newton Saturday to celebrate his 80th birthday.
25 years ago
August 21, 1996
Mr. and Mrs. Hank Joseph, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Levy, and Mike and Amiee Levy visited Mark and Sunny Levy and family last week. They also stayed at a hotel in Wichita in anticipation of the opening of Sunny and Mark’s “Suite Things” store in Wichita.
Denise Krause, who has spent the summer in Peabody, returned to Lawrence on Monday to continue her studies at the University of Kansas.
Senior Citizens were entertained last Friday after the Fellowship Meal by Jarrod Gaines, who presented his lip synch entry planned for competition at the Marion County Fair.
50 years ago
august 24, 1961
Two filling stations were burglarized early Wednesday morning on the highway. The loss was small and the burglars barely managed to escape when surprised by Marshall Reid.
John Jacos and Kent Covell returned to their homes in Peabody Saturday after spending the summer working with a road construction crew.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Beeton spent Sunday in Manhattan as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Gilmer.
100 years ago
august 24, 1911
Born to Dr. and Mrs. E.F. Cressler Aug. 18 — a son.
Mr. Hannaman has sold his Reo to Ross Roach.
McCormick corn binders are the best. Leave your order this week with us before it is too late. Davison and Son.
125 years ago
august 19, 1886
There is an amateur hayrack concert company southeast of town which is prospering finely. It is reported that the eyes of the tom cats turn green with envy and disgust as they listen to the melodious strains of the company’s nocturnal symphonies.
J. Collins at the Central Meat Market sells more meat for 25c than any other place in town.
D. McKercher was in Emporia this week.