Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Oct. 2, 2002
According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Marion County is one of 16 recently added to the list of Kansas counties having confirmed cases of West Nile virus.
Newton will host the Kansas Sampler Festival in 2004 and 2005, officials announced Friday.
Michael Dean Woodruff, 42, died Sept. 27, 2002.
25 years ago
Sept. 17, 1987
Peabody FFA members who worked in the Kiddie’s Barnyard at the fair at Hutchinson were: Kevin Brewer, Jon Patterson, Brent Yoder, Brian Mosiman, Russell Totty, Kelly Cook, Richard Swan, and Polly Gaines.
The family of Esther Fickertt, former longtime Peabody resident who will be 90 on Sept. 24, requests a card shower. She lives at Wesley Towers in Hutchinson and is the widow of former longtime publisher of the Gazette-Herald, Earl Fickertt.
Nellie Bentz brought in a huge five-pound sweet potato she dug at her sister’s in Matfield Green.
The family of Henry and Bernice Weems report they are now at Friendly Acres in Newton, recovering from serious illness.
50 years ago
Sept. 20, 1962
N.H. Poe of Peabody was one of the chief protestants Monday morning in the condemnation hearing at Florence. The hearing involved land to be taken or damaged by the construction of the proposed flood control dike around the lower section of Florence. Poe claimed the 20 feet high levee would cut off direct access to his elevator.
Virginia Skinner, Southwestern College freshman who had already received the Parent Teacher Association and Peabody Faculty Association Joint Scholarship, has been awarded another scholarship by the Winfield, Kansas institution. The new scholarship is for high achievement on the entrance exam.
Gayle Kottwitz, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herb Kottwitz, is pictured with her champion Hampshire ewe at the Kansas State Fair at Hutchinson. She also received a gold ribbon for showmanship at the fair.
100 years ago
Sept. 18, 1912
Eric Linden, who is employed at the Tucker and Griffith’s Mercantile Company, had a terrible accident last Friday, sustaining a blow to the head which may prove a permanent injury. He had gone to the roof of the Davison Hardware to inspect a rain gauge and in some way slipped off the roof.
A detailed record of the Sunday school baseball league after 45 games played is given. It contains all the official batting and fielding averages as compiled by Howard Ray, official scorer.
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