Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
feb. 9, 2000
Kacey Ferren and Tylor Carroll were named homecoming royalty.
The Sorosis Club of Peabody met Feb. 1 at the home of Francis Skinner after having to cancel their January meeting because of a snowstorm.
Lee Becker was sworn in as Marion County Sheriff.
25 years ago
feb. 7, 1985
One of the nice things about winter — if you are young or young at heart — is sliding on ice or snow. To make it a little easier and safer for the youngsters to enjoy the sledding aspects of winter, the City of Peabody has agreed to close the 200 block of North Locust, just east of the city park, for sledding. The street will be closed whenever snow is on the ground for the rest of the season.
Beverly Jean Hague of Peabody was one of 705 students who completed their work and were awarded degrees from Wichita State University at the end of the fall semester. She is the wife of Don Hague, Peabody High School principal.
50 years ago
feb. 18, 1960
Luther Marsh plans to be in Lawrence Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in attendance at city clerk’s school to be held at the University of Kansas.
Dr. and Mrs. J.M. Jacobs and Mr. and Mrs. Caroll Herbert attended the Baker University-Bethel College basketball game Saturday evening in Newton.
100 years ago
The entertainment by Prof. Patty with radium, liquid air, and wireless telegraphy experiments were fully up to the high expectations with which it was received.
125 years ago
feb. 12, 1885
Frank McKercher’s little boy Willie is quite sick with whooping cough.
The “Jolly Path Finders” will give a public entertainment in GAR Hall on the 26th. The advance agent will bill the city next week.