Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Sunday evening a crowd formed at the Peabody pool to surprise Nancy McLeod for her 45th birthday.
The Gary Bowlin family had out of town guests for the July 4 holiday. Brad and Cindy Bowlin with their children Kaile, Courtney, and Ethan and John and Deane Schoeninger, Tanner, and Renee of Fort Collins, Colo.
The most beautiful animal in the pet contest this Fourth of July was KT, a dog owned by Wanda Unruh of McPherson.
25 years ago
There is another new look at Don’s Drugs this week as the store adds fishing tackle and supplies to its line of merchandise.
Nellie Lou Holmes of Deerfield and Linda Oakes of Garden City were visitors Thursday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Seibel.
Members of the Florence Walter Circle acted as hostesses for the monthly birthday party at Peabody Memorial last week. Orlene Scrivner related an exciting historical event of the 1880s — the robbery of the Elbing Bank and disposal of the loot near Peabody.
50 years ago
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Baker Funeral Home for Victor Gregerson, prominent farmer of the area southeast of Peabody. Survivors include his wife and son, Gerald.
As this issue of the Gazette Herald goes to press, 66 Kansas young people are spending the night at the Peace Light Inn near the historic battlefield of Gettysburg. Among them is Harriet Scrivner of Peabody.
Herb Mitchell won the prize for catching the biggest walleye pike during the month of June at Blair’s Resort on Bull Shoals at Peel, Ark. Mitchell’s 4.5 pound walleye won him $26.25 worth of hooks, lures, and other fishing accessories.
100 years ago
Professor Ross Baker and Helen Porter of Baldwin were guests from Friday until Monday of Paul and Helen Baker.
Roy Isham, last week, had one of his fingers smashed in the gearing of a windmill.
Mrs. William Sands entertained a number of her lady friends at 6 o’clock dinner last Friday.
125 years ago
Mrs. Potter was in Emporia Tuesday.
Hoover and McKercher want to close out their agricultural implements to give more room for lumber. There implements are all first class, and will be sold at rock bottom price to close them out.
The Ladies Missionary Society of the Presbyterian church will have a picnic on the 4th at Mrs. D.D. Perrys.