Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
june 2, 2004
The Harvey House Restaurant-Hotel museum is a “monument to Florence” in a day and age when many community ventures are being financed by taxpayer-funded grants. Materials and labor were provided by the Florence Historical Society and volunteers who donated time and money.
Legacy Park residents enjoyed a visit in May by Dr. Skinner and her animal friends. She brought turtles, snakes, kittens, dogs, a baby opossum and an owl.
Happy birthday to Brock who is 65 from sister, Judy.
25 years ago
june 8, 1989
Hope Windsor and her mother left by car June 1 for Wilmington, Delaware, where Hope has been accepted into the Albert I. DuPont Institution, one of the top rehabilitation centers in the world.
Polly Gaines and Wade Jury were among those chosen for the FFA chorus at the 61st annual FFA convention in Manhattan.
Mike Glassner, former Peabody High School student, was named Kansas Director for Senator Bob Dole on Monday. David C. Glassner, 1978 PHS graduate, is an official interpreter and aids inspectors for the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces in the Soviet Union.
50 years ago
june 4, 1964
The proposal to unify all the school districts in Marion County into four large districts was soundly defeated in a special election.
Mr. and Mrs. Art Starr arrived home from New York City where they visited their son Bill and took in the World’s Fair.
Winners in the doubles tennis tournament were Bill Skaer and Dave Deutschendorf, who took the first match 6 to 4 and 6 to 2 over Harold Johnson, Sr. and Harold Johnson, Jr.
100 years ago
June 4, 1914
Art Hudson, who succeeded on Monday to the milk route of L.T. Jones in connection with the new dairy he had arranged to establish, contemplates the erection of a new barn this summer with cement construction so it will be the finest possible for handling milk.
Miss Jenny Dickerson enjoys the distinction of being the only one of the 1914 graduates who started in the first grade here and continued in the Peabody school until graduation.
Miss Carmen McKercher entertained members of the CC Club and their escorts on Monday evening at a line party following the picture show, followed by a porch party at her home.
125 years ago
may 23, 1889
Henry Woolheater is teaching school again in Lane County.
Irwin Brothers received 16,000 pounds of twine yesterday.
J.J. Duesler is home for a few days from Missouri where he has been a medicinal tourist.