Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
April 6, 2005
Joe Loganbill of Newton was in town Friday painting a picture of the entrance to the former Tumbleweed Antique Shop. His work is on display at the Carriage House in Newton.
Sharlene Brooks was hired to replace Vickie Cook as clerk of the board at a special USD 398 board meeting.
Julie Wedel and Alex Holm-McDowell each took a 1 rating March 8 at the Heart of America League Music Festival at Berean Academy.
25 years ago
April 5, 1990
Galen Roberts of Peabody has been named sports director of the Newton Recreation Commission.
Jack Hughes left Tuesday for Cairo, Egypt where he will join a surveying company in a four-year international project to survey the Nile Valley. Mrs. Hughes and sons will join him in the summer.
Shreves Avery and Bob Marshall were in Overland Park Thursday and Friday of last week attending a seminar on valuation and financial management of commercial property.
50 years ago
March 25, 1965
Beth Berns, University of Kansas junior and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Berns of Peabody, has been elected scholarship chairman of Kappa Alpha Theta social sorority at KU.
Pat Stockebrand, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N.R. Stockebrand, is one of a dozen Kansas Wesleyan co-eds who attended the state meeting last Friday and Saturday of the Kansas Home Economics Association in Topeka.
Jon Stucky, a sophomore at Kansas State Teachers College at Emporia, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Stucky of Peabody, compiled a 3.73 grade point average in the fall semester.
100 years ago
April 1, 1915
The Women’s Relief Corps will serve a $.25 dinner to the public at the Grand Army Hall on April 9.
Three inches of snow fell here on Tuesday, but you can store your snowplows away. Fruit trees may be in bloom next week.
Mrs. Bertha J. Tharp died March 30 at her farm home north of town. Mrs. Tharp was born in Ohio in March 1836 and had lived on the farm since 1871. Burial was on the farm beside the bodies of her husband and son.
125 years ago
March 20, 1890
W.D. Butler left for Indian Territory this week, but was back the next day.
Mrs. G.W. Campbell now drives a gentle horse, lately purchased of D.D. Perry.
Sam Dickerson and Henry Stevens returned home last night from a trip to Colorado where they bought 150 head of cattle.