Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Oct. 6, 2004
Peabody-Burns High School FFA members spent their day off from school cleaning up the school farm.
A family celebration will honor former Peabody resident Norman Schmidt, now of Newton, on his 70th birthday.
Peabody-Burns High School seniors Leann Spinden, Kate Topham, and Nick Whitney were honored by Kansas University as Kansas Honor Scholars.
25 years ago
OCT. 5, 1989
Downtown Peabody and Jones Sheep Farm drew enthusiastic attention and good comments Saturday when the tour group of Flint Hills Adventures made this area one of their tour sites in their daylong trip through Marion County.
Eva Brown, who lives at Peabody Memorial Nursing Home, will be 90 on Oct. 9, 1989.
Dick Davis, son of Jo Davis of Newton and the late Glenn Davis, is in Saudi Arabia for the next three years as an adviser to the Royal Saudi Arabian Air Force.
50 years ago
OCT. 1, 1964
The basement was dug this week for a new home to be built on Olive Street for Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hanneman.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moffett arrived here Wednesday morning from a three-weeks-long visit with their son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moffett, Jr., Cindy, and Charles III at Seattle, Washington.
The Marion County home, tentatively scheduled to open Oct. 1, will not be ready for patients for a week yet, the operators Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Bevans report with some frustration.
100 years ago
OCT. 1, 1914
The Domestic Arts girls are making fancy sewing aprons and sewing bags this week.
Miss Lutie Kelly entertained a few young ladies at a line party at the picture show and a slumber party at her house followed by an excellent breakfast.
Miss Louise Russell entertained a number of her friends at a marshmallow toast and fudge party at her home Friday evening.
125 years ago
Sept. 19, 1889
The gratifying news has been received that John Kerns, who has recently been in the asylum at Topeka for two or three years, is sufficiently recovered that he can soon be allowed to come home.
The ladies of the Women’s Relief Corps visited Marion and picnicked at the famed Chingawasa Springs; after their exploration of the beautiful spot, they gathered around a well-supplied table.
Mrs. C.E. Westbrook went to Topeka yesterday to attend the state fair.