Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
march 16, 2005
City employees and a Kansas Department of Transportation crew hauled 183 loads of brush and tree limbs to the debris pile at Second and Locust Sts. last week. The city park will be cleaned up by a professional group, Arbor Masters.
Rosetta Brooks, 88, died March 11, 2005 at Newton Medical Center.
Jay McClure, Jr. died March 9, 2005 at Hillsboro. He was an Amoco bulk fuel dealer.
25 years ago
March 15, 1990
Jaclyn Varr Voight, M.S., CRNA, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stan Farr, has completed requirements leading to the degree of Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia, from the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.
Dawn Glaser completed a three-day water instructor course in Salina this past week.
Mrs. Nina Rood had a pizza party Friday night of last week honoring Goldie Homan’s birthday.
50 years ago
March 4, 1965
Two new cases of infectious hepatitis are reported this week; Ellen Hodges, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hodges, who is in the second grade, and Mrs. Irvin McPheeters, who with her husband drives one of the Peabody school buses.
Carol Gard of Wichita spent the weekend at home.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Harder were last Thursday supper guests of the Kieler sisters.
100 years ago
march 11, 1915
Wm. Alexander Jordan, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Jordan of near Wichita, after three weeks of intense suffering, was called to the Heavenly Life from Axtell Hospital at Newton, last Friday morning, March 5.
The Peabody High School basketball team, after playing undefeated through the whole season, went to the Fourth District Tournament at Emporia and lost the first game to the Normal Secondary team by a score of 32-17.
The rural carriers have been unable to make their rounds for several days, some tried on Friday, and Saturday and Monday, and again on Tuesday.
125 years ago
feb. 27, 1890
J.W. Ferrier, the best jeweler in the state, is cleaning watches for 50 cents.
The Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe railroad is selling round-trip excursion tickets to all noted points in the warm country for little more than one fare, tickets good for six months.
A good many farmers in this area recently went to Marion to attend the county meeting of the Farmers’ Alliance. The public address expected in the afternoon was dispensed with because the speaker failed to put in an appearance.