Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
july 29, 1999
Cooking enthusiasts were thrilled to dine with Kathleen Kelly, food editor for the Wichita Eagle for 40 years, at the farmers market.
Former Marion County sheriff June Jost will be in Peabody to visit and to autograph copies and read excerpts of his book “The Days of June: Recollections of a Country Sheriff.”
Two teen-agers were involved in an accident just south of Peabody on Old Mill. Rebecca Unruh, daughter of Jim and Peggy Unruh, was taking her car into Newton to get it repaired from a previous accident. Justin Weerts, son of John and Juanita Richstatter, was following her. Half a mile south on Old Mill, Unruh reportedly bent over to pick up something in her car. Her vehicle hit a concrete bridge, breaking part of it. The car was then hit in the side by Weerts’ vehicle, flipping it up in the air and eventually came to rest upside-down in ditch on the other side of the road. Unruh was taken by ambulance to Newton for various injuries. Weerts received a minor head injury but did not need medical attention.
20 years ago
June 21, 1989
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Martinez and family announce the arrival of a daughter, Sarah Jo. She was born May 24 at Bethel Deaconess Hospital.
Diane DeForest was guest of honor at a brunch bridal shower. At the home of Joan Berns.
More than 125 people attended the Ripchords concert in a grade school classroom. After the program, there was an informal reception with the quartet.
50 years ago
june 11, 1959
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Palmer announce engagement of their daughter, Mary Ellen, to Larry Raymond Vantuyl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Vantuyl, Kansas City, Mo.
At the close of a meeting of Ladies Encampment Auxiliary, several appropriate games were played in honor of the approaching marriage of Gladys Hess.
Douglas Fitch was here from Washburn University for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Fitch.
100 years ago
May 20, 1909
Several rolls of China matting, 10 cents, Saturday at Pettit’s.
The Peabody Buggy Company shipped in a car of vehicles last week.
Before Memorial Day, why not let us put up an iron railing around your cemetery plot? Nothing better. See us promptly and we will do the work in time. C. F. Nonken and Son.
125 years ago
may 29, 1884
Dr. A. N. Morey returned from his trip through the counties south of here.
T.M. Potter started for his ranch south of Caldwell.
Dr. A.H. Huffman was out last Sunday afternoon in a carriage for the first time since his sickness. He attended memorial services that day at the fairgrounds.