Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
march 22, 2000
Judy Claassen, local Peabody resident, experienced an answer to a prayer when she lost a very special ring. Myrtle Venso, a resident of Friendly Acres assisted living, was finished putting away her weekly groceries, when some instinct told her to look in the bottom of her cloth carrying bag and found a lovely woman’s “Mother’s Ring.” She felt sure it had fallen off the grocery checker’s finger while the checker was bagging groceries at South Dillon’s, and called to report her find. Claassen had reported it missing.
Sadie Decker and Glady Jewell enjoyed a St. Patrick’s dinner, Friday, at the home of Janet Sims in Hutchinson.
Mrs. D.L. Storbeck of Winfield was a guest in the home of Mrs. Willard Jewell from Friday to Sunday evening.
25 years ago
march 21, 1985
Craig Andres and a friend enjoyed skiing in New Mexico this past weekend.
Jack and Joan Fisher visited his mother, Sadie Fisher, over the weekend.
Randy Just, park ranger at Marion County Reservoir, entertained the senior citizens after the Monday fellowship meal, showing a fine film on American birds.
50 years ago
march 30, 1960
One new teacher has been signed for the local facility. She is Nancy Mustoe and will teach Home Economics.
The graduate school of the University of Kansas recently announced that Gene Manahan of Peabody was one of the 1,150 winners of the National Science Foundation Cooperative Fellowships.
Mrs. John DeForest and Mrs. Hartman Baker left Monday for Washington, D.C., to attend the Women’s Republican Conference.
100 years ago
march 24, 1910
Guy Davis of Kansas City was the guest for several days last week of Percy Potter.
Scott Bros. sold their black team of horses to a man in Tampa, the purchase price being $400.
R.D. Sands is the proud possessor of a new Ford auto.
125 years ago
march 19, 1885
J.J. Duesler has moved his store and restaurant to the 2nd door north of the Commercial hotel, where he has opened out a fine, fresh lot of shelf groceries, candies, nuts, fruits, cigars, and tobacco. Boarding and lodging by the day or week. Meals at all hours. Prices reasonable.
Dr. Buck went down to the Whitewater Valley on Tuesday to amputate a limb of Mrs. McCann but upon arrival and examination he concluded to try and save the limb, and prospects are good toward that happy decision.
Mrs. Crisfield is putting a very nice porch on her dwelling.