10 years ago
March 18, 1999
The children of Gail Hill and Jim Myers Sr. proudly announce the engagement of their parents. The wedding will be Friday, March 19, at the Peabody American Legion.
Joyce Hall, Hutchinson News food editor, spent Saturday evening in Peabody as she watched the Morgan House “food experts” in action. The Hutchinson media pronounced the food and setting as “superb!”
25 years ago
Feb. 16, 1984
Local Kiwanis Club members enjoyed a musical program at their meeting last Wednesday afternoon. Godfrey Albright and Leonard Klein of Hillsboro played an entertaining series of familiar songs, including popular songs and polkas.
Brock Baker received the wildlife conservation award for native grass strip planting next to hedgerows for wildlife.
Mr. and Mrs. James Preheim are proud to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Bernice, to Russ Ronnebaum of Seneca, Ks.
50 years ago
feb. 12, 1959
Two Peabody boys rated at the top of the state in the Every Pupil Scholarship tests recently taken by PHS students and those from many other schools across the state. Marvin Huggins received the top grade among 4,425 students in algebra and Carl Bentz was the top scorer among 4,942 students in chemistry.
Joe Moffett has accepted a position as secretary-treasurer of the National Bee Keeper’s Federation. He resigned from the faculty of Colorado A&M in January.
Homer Merryfield, prominent farmer of this area, suffered serious head injuries last Friday in a fall from a truckload of bales.
100 years ago
JAN. 21, 1909
William Fitch and wife, W.W. Davis and wife, Thomas Osborne, and F.A. Walden yesterday joined a special excursion train to southwest Texas near the Mexican line.
W.K. Palmer has been continued as superintendent of the county farm. The commissioners have been well pleased at the way he has kept things going for many years past.
The institution has at present, 13 inmates, 4 males and 8 females, all in reasonable good health. One inmate, John Sollenger, is soon to have an operation on his eye (at the cost of $20) to save him from total blindness.
Class #7 of the Methodist Sunday school will give a box supper Friday evening, Feb. 5, at the Nusbaum schoolhouse in Catlin. A cordial invitation is extended to all.
125 years ago
Jan. 10, 1884
Will Lind, while on one of the buildings, chopping at the roof, fell in, and was somewhat injured. Mr. Frost was hit in the head by some object carelessly thrown out of a building by someone who evidently was trying to “save things.” (These injuries apparently came after a fire in the Roberts building.)
Stopping at Capt. Pikes hotel in Florence, last Monday morning, we found his house full of guests and notwithstanding the cold weather, all were made comfortable. He reports the hotel business good.