Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
march 12, 2003
The ice storm of March 4 halted traffic on either side of the bypass around Peabody for about three hours. Dozens of truckers drove into town in hopes of passing the bypass, only to find police and Kansas Highway Patrol would not let them leave.
Deanna Baker agreed to accept the position of swimming pool manager for the 2003 season.
Willie Rogers Osburn, 78, of Peabody, died March 6, 2003 at Evans, Ga.
25 years ago
March 10, 1988
Willis Mellott died March 4, after a long illness.
David Wetta, Peabody Junior High eighth grader, won the Marion county Spelling Bee held last weekend in Marion.
Four Peabody men were in Springfield, Mo., Sunday attending the giant bass fishing show at the convention center there. Those attending from Peabody were Don Lemley, Dale Winter, Gaylord Maples, and Ray Cook.
50 years ago
march 7, 1963
The PTA elected Ernest Roberts president for the 1963-64 school year at the regular meeting Feb. 25.
Donald Eugene Martin, 34, of Osawatomie, has signed a contract to be principal at the Peabody Senior and Junior High School for the 1963-64 term.
Gerald McMillen was dismissed from Bethel Hospital at Newton Tuesday, March 5, and is recuperating at home.
100 years ago
march 5, 1913
Hon. T. M. Potter, who spent the last two months in California, returned home last week ready to enjoy an early spring in the best State in the Union. Preparations for the World’s Fair of 1915 in San Francisco are further advanced than those of any previous big fair at a similar early date.
Mr. and Mrs. John Claussen returned home this week from their winter sojourn in California. They had a fine visit with their children, but have concluded there is no place like Kansas.
The Odd Fellows enjoyed an oyster supper, served by Mrs. J. W. Rumage, in their own dining hall at their last meeting.
125 years ago
march 10, 1888
The social hop on Thursday evening was another of those successful parties given by the young gentlemen this winter. The music was very fine.