Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Aug. 26, 1999
Marion County Area Retired Teachers Association will meet in the northeast room of the Tabor College Cafeteria at 12 noon on Thursday, Sept. 2. Lu Greenhaw, Hillsboro, will speak on the topic Herbs: “Pharmacids, Phriend of Pho.”
The Parsons family met for their monthly family night out, Saturday, at Charlie’s in Newton.
Stan Sanner’s visited LaVonne a little while Thursday evening. They brought peaches from Durham.
25 years ago
Aug. 23, 1984
Hubcaps, tires, and other accessories sometimes are stolen from parked automobiles, but a rather unusual accessory was taken from a parked car during the past week. Peabody police were called out and found that the cruise control unit had been taken out of a car owned by Virgie Jones of Indian Guide Terrace. She had the car parked on the Terrace lot and had not driven it for about three days when the theft was discovered.
The Peabody Recreation Commission is trying to organize a youth soccer program, with games being played in Newton.
A baby shower was held for Janet Krueger Sunday, Aug. 12, at the home of Edythe Holub.
50 years ago
aug. 27, 1959
Mrs. Don Stangle received an eye injury Tuesday evening by being struck in the eye by a rock being thrown from a power mower.
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Graham of Oklahoma City were here for the funeral service for Mrs. Lucian Hoyt.
Army Private Marvin G. Blosser, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Byron Blosser, Rt. 2, Peabody, recently participated in the Fourth Armored Division physical fitness tests conducted in Grafenwohr, Germany.
100 years ago
aug. 25, 1909
Miss Caroline Green is clerking in the Swain Store during the vacation of Miss Mable Cockley, who is visiting in Eskridge.
A good string of horses from Newton will be here for the AHTA races next Thursday.
Burdette Joerg visited last week at the home of his uncle, WW House, while on his way from Wichita to Atchinson.
The cornice was placed on the new IOOF building. The garage will be ready for business in about a month.
125 years ago
aug. 21, 1884
JA and JT Morse have got into their new office in the store building lately occupied by Watson’s harness shop, and it is a very pleasant room. RS Scott has his desk there also.
JH Morse and wife and Will Ellett, attended the party at Judge Houk’s, in Hutchinson, last Saturday evening.
The sidewalk to the fairgrounds has been completed.
Heavy thunderstorm, last Friday night, and continued rain Saturday.