Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
march 5, 2003
Kevin and Janet Robinson of Florence lost their home and most of their possessions Feb. 25 in a fire.
Peabody-Burns FFA Chapter celebrated 75 years of service Feb. 17-22 during National FFA Week.
Members of the Peabody-Burns High School forensics team and their sponsor, Dorothy Rucker, attended the “Excursion in Professional Theatre” workshops Wednesday at the Crown Uptown Theatre in Wichita.
25 years ago
march 2, 1988
Nancy Allison and Mildred Gaines of Peabody were injured last Wednesday in a car-truck accident at the intersection of Highway 50 and the Marion Road.
Andra Shank graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wichita State University at the end of the fall semester.
Harry Hess, retired Peabody area farmer, died last Friday, Feb. 26, at the NMC-Axtell in Newton at the age of 93.
50 years ago
Feb. 28, 1963
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Slocombe spent Sunday with their son, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Slocombe, Lynn and Eric at Manhattan.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Beeton were dinner guests Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Beeton in Wichita.
Mrs. Jerry Gilmer and son, Jerry, of Manhattan spent from Tuesday to Thursday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Beeton.
100 years ago
FEB. 28, 1913
Good seed oats for sale. See Ira S. Sterling.
Roy Westbrook has taken a 10-year lease on his mother’s farm south of town and will not go west to grow up with irrigated Idaho.
Did you see the assortment of blue-and-white enamelware in Davison and Co.’s window? 50 for your choice.
125 years ago
march 3, 1888
Frank Westbrook has built a barn at his place.
The courtroom at Marion is now adorned with an arc electric light.
A. K. Stewart was quite sick, the first part of this week, with a bilious attack, but is now better.