Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
march 9, 2oo5
Peabody-Burns Warriors finished the season Saturday as 2A sub-state runners up after a defeat, 70-54, by Berean Academy.
The engagement of Larissa Unruh to Dylen Johnson, both of McPherson, has been announced.
Mildred Nicklaus, 101, will celebrate her birthday with an open house and card shower at Marion Manor from 2 to 4 p.m. March 19.
25 years ago
march 7, 1990
The Dec. 31, 1988 issue of the Wichita Eagle’s “Images of Kansas” photo was of Wm. Skinner and his ox team in 1912. The picture was submitted by Merle Skinner of Peabody. Judy Magathan of Emporia clipped the photo and sent it to her Dad, Kenneth Mitchell, of Redlands, California. Merle was Kenneth’s best friend back in 1912. The photo prompted Kenneth to submit a picture of the one-room school near Walton, which he attended and that picture ran in the “Images” section in Aug. 5, 1989. Merle Skinner saw the photo, and when he visited his daughter Virginia Skinner in Palm Desert, California, he and Kenneth met for dinner and had a grand time for the first time in 72 years.
Mitchell Foote of Manhattan was a Friday evening supper guest of the Ross Bakers.
Edith Lewis, 94, longtime Methodist Church member and pianist, favored the congregation with well-remembered selections in the interlude between morning classes and church services.
50 years ago
Feb. 25, 1965
Juance Snider presented a trumpet trio — Dennis Fisher, Delbert Hanneman, and Kenneth Dixon — who played “Magic Trumpet,” accompanied by Leslie Clark at the Feb. 15 Parent Teacher Association meeting.
Mrs. Oliver Kornhaus was hostess to the Canasta Club Monday afternoon. Guests were Mrs. Leroy Hansen and Mrs. Jamie Moore.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gibbs spent the weekend with their daughter, Patsy Wood and sons, Ricky and Patrick in Wichita. On Sunday, they celebrated Patrick’s 10th birthday with a dinner.
100 years ago
March 4, 1915
The city will remove the private crossing on S. Main St. in the near future. It has been kept clean by the occupants of the buildings on each side, but the main buildings are empty now and there have been many complaints from people who try to cross it and get stuck.
Herington voted $32,000 in bonds for a new high school and is also to build a Carnegie Library and Masonic Temple this year.
125 years ago
feb. 27, 1890
Dr. J.T. Axtell of Newton made a professional visit here on Saturday.
R. B. Craw has been quite sick but is improving.
G.W. Shupe has been away more than half of the time lately on business for the Peabody State Bank.