Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
jan. 26, 2000
Sunday noon visitor of Janet Jewell was Janet Sims.
A limited edition to benefit the Peabody Historical Society, specifically the printing museum, is being donated by McCormick-Armstrong Company. The original oil painting by local artist Bill Nye is titled “The Ink Cabinet.”
Several Mayesville malcontents were sitting around the Ole Café trying to decide what to do with their lives and a handsome grant given by the Philanthropic Misanthropes Foundation.
25 years ago
jan. 24, 1985
Nearly 100 people, friends, relatives, and neighbors gathered at the Marion Senior Center to wish June and Lois Jost well in their new mode of life, retirement.
The PMNH Resident Council has chosen Sharon Pickens, social service designee, as their choice for January staff person.
Delano O’Dell has returned as Chief of Police in Florence.
50 years ago
feb. 4, 1960
Marion County was represented well at the Kansas Day activities in Topeka. Mrs. Wharton Hoch and Mrs. Roger Hannaford of Marion and Mrs. W.V. Krause, Mrs. L.D. Slocombe, and Mrs. J.D. DeForest of Peabody were hosts at the Kansas Day banquet Friday evening. Mrs. A.L. Stallwitz and Mrs. Nelson Poe were hosts at the women’s Kansas Day luncheon Friday.
Funeral services for Floyd McDonald, 83, who died Wednesday night at Axtell Christian Hospital in Newton, were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Baker Funeral Home.
Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt Baker of Kansas City announce the adoption of a daughter born Dec. 15. She weighed 8 pounds and has been named Courtney Ann. The Bakers have a son, Barton, who is 3 years old.
100 years ago
jan. 27, 1910
The residence of F.B. McKercher at Peabody sold last week with a block of land for $10,000 to Leo Niccolls and his mother Mrs. M.A. Niccolls.
Mrs. T.L. Bauslin is quite ill with the grippe.
125 years ago
jan. 29, 1885
A prize contest for skaters will take place tomorrow evening. The contest is open to home talent only. Music in attendance and a large audience is expected. Admission as usual.
Prof. T.M. Potter has been elected a member of the State Board of Agriculture. A wise choice.
Mrs. Frost has lost two flat steel keys. The finder will confer great favor by leaving them at the store.