Compiled from past issues
10 YEARS AGO
Sept. 22, 2004
Ryan Gaines and Tiana McGee reigned as King and Queen Friday night during Homecoming.
Edward G. Grimwood, 86, of Burns died Sept. 15, 2004, at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital at El Dorado.
Robert and Cecelia Gayle of Florence will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass, reception and open house at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Florence.
25 YEARS AGO
Sept. 21, 1989
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sept. 23 at Baker Funeral Home for Elmer Blankley. Blankley died Monday while working on a car at his home.
A frog jumping contest will be featured at the Fall Octoberfest sponsored by the Peabody Chamber of Commerce Oct. 7.
Carl Fredrick Hansen and Helen Kathleen Stucky, both of Peabody, were issued marriage licenses Sept. 15.
50 YEARS AGO
Sept. 17, 1964
George Wesley Bentz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bentz, has accepted a position with the Woolworth Company at Kansas City. He received his BA degree from Kansas State Teachers College at Emporia in May of this year.
Dr. and Mrs. J.M. Jacobs attended the Baker University Alumni game at Baldwin Saturday and visited with their son, Mr. and Mrs. John Jacobs, who came from Bloomington, Indiana, and spent Saturday night and Sunday with their daughter, Mrs. Lee Nelson and family at Emporia.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Gaines visited their daughter Marcia at Manhattan Sunday. She is a first-year student at Kansas State University.
100 YEARS AGO
Sept. 17, 1914
Miss Lucille Schroeder, ‘13, takes German III every afternoon at the high school and Miss Marie Morgan, ‘14, is taking a post-graduate course this year.
Otto Holgerson who is employed at the Townsend Ranch, was badly cut on the arm near his wrist by the breaking of a glass panel in a door he was attempting to close.
Aulne has no meat market and neither does Cedar Point, but Walters. Bros. of Florence runs a wagon over there twice a week.
125 YEARS AGO
Sept. 4, 1889
“That’ll do, doctor, this time,” said Ferrier Sunday night when the doctor told him it was two – a boy and a girl. No wonder the man has appeared excited all week. An 8 lb. boy and an 8 ½ lb. girl, both at once, would excite anybody.
Miss Lulu Buck has been visiting relatives in Augusta.
The Young Ladies of the Missionary Society of the M.E. Church will give a butterfly social at the residence of Dr. Loose Friday evening, Sept. 6.