Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Dec. 26, 2001
The Olympic torch of the 2001 Winter Olympics is headed for Marion County. A specially designed Union Pacific flame-carrying car is a passenger car pulled by two locomotives, all brightly painted.
Gladys Hoyt, who served as librarian at the Peabody Carnegie Library for 34 years, from 1936 to 1970, will be 100 years old Dec. 31.
Linda Britton, owner of the Chuckwagon restaurant in Florence, will be serving her second annual Christmas Day dinner to anyone in Florence and the surrounding area who might find themselves alone on Christmas Day.
25 years ago
Dec. 25, 1986
Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 23, for Vickie Snavely of Peabody.
Ann Myers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Myers of El Paso, Texas, will be one of seven princesses reigning over Sun Bowl festivities on Christmas day.
Scott Smith graduated from Kansas State University recently with a degree in engineering technology. Relatives attending his graduation services on Dec. 13 were Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Smith and sons and Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord Maples.
50 years ago
Dec. 21, 1961
Mrs. Barbara Hodges and Mrs. Dorothy Tate were in Newton Monday evening as guests of the Doctors, their wives, and the business personnel of Axtell Christian Hospital. The evening’s program was furnished by Mrs. Tate who played a medley of Christmas music and accompanied Mrs. Hodges who sang “Come to the Stable,” “Winter Wonderland,” and “One Little Candle.”
Mrs. Carol Foote and son, Mitchell, entertained with a birthday party Friday honoring the second birthday anniversary of Roger Foote.
Clyde Craney, a pioneer resident of this area, died at his home Sunday. He was the father of Ellis Craney. He was 78.
100 years ago
Dec. 28, 1911
Strayed, a black Poland China pig weight about 100. Please phone information to 267. Reward.
Alex Gray left last week for his home in California after several months visiting with his son, Arthur, on the farm.
The basketball games in Newton Friday resulted in a score of 33-6 in favor of the Peabody girls and 32-13 in favor of the Newton boys.
125 years ago
Dec. 30, 1886
Albert Christ is home to spend the holidays.
E.F. Davison is visiting friends in the East and combining business with pleasure making purchases for spring trade.
The skating rink is kept open during the holidays — no music.