Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
jan. 5, 2000
Dick Alcorn stated, “It meant biting the bullet to step forward and take over the station.” But he believes Peabody patrons need this service. Alcorn has leased the Co-op Station for one year.
Josh Michael Levering of Peabody was one of more than 5,300 University of Kansas students who received scholarships from during the fall 1999 semester.
Tyler Carroll and Robby Phillips celebrated their 18th birthday on the evening of Jan. 1 with a party.
25 years ago
jan. 3, 1985
Barb’s Daylight Donut Shop closed its doors Dec. 22 and there are no plans to reopen the facility.
Mary Runyon received a call from Mrs. Jake Miller of Mulvane informing her of Mr. Miller’s death. He had suffered for some time from the illness known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. She was the former Phyllis Runyon.
50 years ago
jan. 14, 1960
For the second year in a row a member of the Jayhawk 4-H Club from Florence has won the Kansas 4-H Cherry Pie Baking Contest. Margene Savage, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Savage, was named the winner of the state contest held last Saturday in Wichita.
Florence Slaymaker, 80, of Wichita, died Jan. 5 at the Masonic Home in Wichita. She was the widow of the late Worthy Slaymaker.
Mrs. D.M. Greene and Hazel Ray attended veterinarian’s auxiliary luncheon Monday in Wichita.
100 years ago
jan. 6, 1910
C.F. Nonken and son have moved into their new quarters.
T.B. Snavely returned Tuesday from Oklahoma.
Helen Baker entertained 15 of her young lady friends at a four-course diner at 6:30 Friday evening.
125 years ago
jan. 8, 1885
T.M. Potter rejoices over a new son.
Bessie Browne received some severe bruises, yesterday, from falling down stairs.
T.A. Slaymaker’s little girl was rather severely hurt by getting into a can of powdered lye yesterday.