Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
The Peabody High School Class of 1969 held their 30-year reunion at the home of Dallas and Sue Flowers on the north shore of El Dorado Lake.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Traux and Eleanor Kaufman, longtime missionaries in Indonesia, were guests of the Peabody United Methodist Women’s Missionary Society.
John DeForest celebrated his 90th birthday with a card shower and reception in the activity room at the Peabody Community Living Center.
25 years ago
The summer drought continued to hang on without a break in southern Marion County, even though many sections of Kansas reported good rains.
Benny Lee McIntosh, 51, of Peabody, died at the Veterans Administration hospital in Wichita after several years of failing health.
Barb Kottwitz of Peabody, leading rabbit grower of the area, judged the rabbit classes at the Sedgwick County Fair in Wichita.
50 years ago
Robert Ensign directed a concert by the summer version of the Peabody High School band at Santa Fe Park.
A new committee known as the Marion County Polio Education Committee was formed to foster more use of the Salk vaccine.
Bessie Burton was in St. Luke Hospital in Marion.
100 years ago
“Take a Kodak with you.” Haupt sells them. $5 to $100.
The new Perfection kerosene cook stoves are in stock again at Doyle Hardware.
Pettit received a shipment of popular new bronze shoes for ladies this week.
Have you seen the new set of dishes that Charley Dietrick’s customers get for 98 cents? Take a look at them the next time you buy meat.
125 years ago
Union House is doing a big business, and we believe that is so of all of our hotels.
A good sewer has been put in at the railroad to keep the gutters clear of standing water.
The Baptist Sunday School had a pleasant picnic on Capt. West’s lawn and grove. Swings and refreshments added to the interest of the occasion.