Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Feb. 13, 2002
James South and Jack Kirkpatrick are pictured browsing through the selection of Valentine gifts at Don’s Drugs in downtown Peabody.
Visiting Joan Berns on Wednesday was Micah Long from Salem, South Carolina. Micah is the son of Mary Berns Lassiter and the grandson of the late Arnold Berns, Jr.
The 50th wedding anniversary of Tex and Marjorie Graham of Newton will be Sunday.
25 years ago
Feb. 2, 1987
Muriel Wolfersperger, regional director of the current Kansas Quilt Project, and others assisting in this project were in Wichita Saturday for further training.
Jack Fisher of Alva, Oklahoma is visiting his mother, Mrs. Sadie Fisher this week.
A May 2 wedding is planned for Leslie Clark of Newton and Roger Runnels, also of Newton.
50 years ago
Feb. 9, 1962
Stanley Madsen was taken by Baker Ambulance to the Veteran’s Hospital in Wichita Wednesday morning, Feb. 8, following a back injury Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Runyon of Wichita were guests of his sisters, Mrs. Hazel Ray and Miss Mary Runyon Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Gilmer of Manhattan spent the weekend visiting in the homes of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Beeton and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Gilmer.
100 years ago
Feb. 8, 1912
Tucker & Griffith inventoried their stock Jan. 31 and are now in their 10th year.
Willard Lackey had quite an accident last week while working in Thompson & Sons Furniture Store in Marion. The track or railing they have attached to their ceiling for displaying their stock of rugs gave way and fell on him. They weighed over 2500 pounds and almost smothered and crushed him. Fortunately, he escaped with his back and his leg sprained.
125 years ago
Feb. 17, 1887
Born to Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Sexton, a son.
A car load of potatoes just received at McClosky and Weidlein.
The Evangelist is a splendid speaker, he touches many unconverted souls.