Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
may 17, 2000
Mother’s Day, Vern, Laura Slocombe’s 67th anniversary, and Warren Slocombe’s birthday were all celebrated Sunday afternoon at Vern and Laura’s house.
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Britton and Muriel Wolfersperger were in Wichita Saturday morning to attend the graduation of the School of Liberal Arts and Science at Wichita State University. Their daughter and granddaughter, Janet Ledbetter, received her degree in Electronic Media Communications.
Mayesville is under quarantine today after an outbreak of chocolitis and severe flower allergies after Mother’s Day.
25 years ago
may 16, 1985
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Walker spent the weekend in Dodge City, where they visited the Gene Schmill family and also attended the graduation exercises in which Sharon Schmill received her degree in science and nursing.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Berns, Rachel, and Hannah returned Sunday from a 10-day driving trip to the southeast.
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Stucky took Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Windsor out to dine in Wichita Saturday evening in celebration of their 53rd anniversary.
50 years ago
may 25, 1960
Mrs. Leland Fitch was dismissed from Axtell Hospital in Newton Wednesday after a two-week stay following surgery and is recuperating at home.
Mr. and Mrs. Tony Gaines have been chin deep in peonies these past weeks. By Tuesday of this week they had cut and stored more than 600 dozen blossoms and more were arriving every day.
Patricia Berns, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Berns, was revealed as valedictorian of the class of 1960. She barely beat out Don Good, salutatorian, for top honors. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Good.
100 years ago
may 26, 1910
Judson Smith and wife left Tuesday for a two-week visit in Kansas City and Excelsior Springs, Mo.
Larimer Porter, a returned missionary from India, is at the home of his uncle, J.T. Porter, for a few days.
Mrs. William Downs is here from Dodge City visiting her daughter, Mrs. Ora Beeton.
125 years ago
may 21, 1885
A.K. Stewart has built another addition to his house.
One day last week W.D. Butler left our office some beautiful specimens of Dicentra or Bleeding Heart which entitles him to hearty thanks and warm esteem of the Gazette. But this little act of kindly remembrance seems to have leaked out and by some means a host of Peabody’s most charming lassies have been chasing the junior all over this end of the county trying to capture Butler’s “bleeding heart.”