Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Jan. 8, 2003
Honor students from Emporia State University for the first semester included Michelle Mosiman, senior from Peabody.
Elouise Truax, 93, Newton, died Jan. 3, 2003, at Friendly Acres at Newton. She was born at Peabody Feb. 28, 1909, the daughter of the late Charles and Bessie Cockley.
Don Gillet visited LaVonne Ammeter Monday and Friday evenings.
25 years ago
Jan. 8, 1988
Sharon Carson had the misfortune to have her Chevrolet Malibu Classic burn early Tuesday morning.
Troy Siegfried arrived on Dec. 26 from Boston and is now rehearsing in Wichita with the cast of “Murder at Howard Johnsons,” a production of the Crown Uptown Dinner Theater, which will run for 3 weeks.
Don Lemley has been in Checotah, Okla., this week following the death of his father, Leemon Lemley, age 76.
50 years ago
JAN. 3, 1963
Postmaster Tod Porter reminds us that starting next Monday, Jan. 7, first class letters will cost a nickel instead of 4 cents and to mail “penny post cards” will go to 4 cents.
Mrs. Cliff Gaines was the winner of the electric blanket given away just before Christmas by Walker’s Corner Store.
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Fisher spent the weekend in Cheney. They attended a farewell party for Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Conner and family who are returning to Nayassland, South Africa. Dennis and Paula stayed with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Homan.
100 years ago
Jan. 1, 1913
F.B. McKercher and C.M. Clark of Peabody have brought suit against the City of Peabody and the County Treasurer — that part is purely formal — claiming that a sidewalk tax of $25 levied by the city against a lot which they own was illegally devised. They contend no sidewalk has been built and no contract for one has been let by the city and therefore the levy is void.
The skating rink is putting on a New Year’s masquerade.
De Swinhart is spending this week with his cousins in Plymouth.
125 years ago
Jan. 5, 1888
Fred Pettit returned home from Rome this week.
The Rock Island is complete to Dodge City.
G.W. Campbell spends most of his time on his ranch southwest of town where he is feeding a large number of cattle.