10 years ago
sept. 24, 1998
Twenty-three dealers from five states were set up at the American Legion, senior center, and Marshall Auction building and thrilled visitors with their collection of antiques.
Keith and Delores Freeburne of Wichita will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 Sunday, Sept. 27.
Frances Roberts met Randy and Jan Roberts of Hutchinson in Newton on Saturday. They attended memorial services for Charles Eberhard.
25 years ago
aug. 18, 1983
Steven Mark Beeman of Peabody has been hired as aquatics director by the Wichita Central Branch YMCA. He graduated from Emporia State University in May with a BA degree.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 17, for Mrs. May Schiffner, 69, who died Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gibbs and Cynthia spent the day with another daughter, Louise of Emporia and pen pal, Kristen Utheim of Norway.
50 years ago
aug. 21, 1958
Herbert Gaines entered St. Luke Hospital in Marion Aug. 18 for medical treatment.
The photo shows “shopping looks mighty easy at this bank of vending machines installed at Howard’s Foodliner in Wichita.” The machines are Multi Vend, Inc., units manufactured by Paramount Products of Peabody.
Rev. and Mrs. L.R. Johnson returned home last Sunday evening from a month long visit with their son in Springfield, Mo., and Kansas City. The visit was prolonged because of necessary surgery for both Mr. and Mrs. Johnson. Their son, Warford of Springfield, Mo., is a doctor.
100 years ago
aug. 13, 1908
The apple growers convention in St. Louis on Tuesday predicted apples will sell at $2.50 a barrel on the trees and before the season ends they will be selling for $7 with $10 for choice ones. It is said spring frosts injured the crop. However, fine apples in Peabody that day were bought for 30c a bushel.
Roy Weestbrook is making extensive interior alterations and improvements to his farm home.
Miss Grace Ruckle of near Florence will teach the Center school — a six month term.
125 years ago
july 12, 1883
Mr. Keller’s little boy was playing with a reaper while his father was fixing the sickle and in some manner got the forefinger of his right hand cut off, between the first and second joints.
Messrs. Gross and Chestnut are burning a new kiln of 65,000 bricks and will be ready to supply any quantity in a few days.
Col. Pickney started Tuesday for Durango, Colo., to visit his son, “Coate,” and to look after his mining interests for a few weeks.