Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Oct. 1, 2003
Remodeling and redesign are going well at Peabody’s Legacy Park with the special care unit for Alzheimer’s patients totally redesigned and a podiatry service for the elderly and diabetic added.
The Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development this week announced that Marion newspaperman Bill Meyer has been recognized as a “Leader of the Year.”
Jarrod Gaines brought an old cider press to Sunshine Preschool this week to show the students how apple cider is made.
25 years ago
Oct. 6, 1988
Air Force Sergeant Gary M. Hedrick, son of Charles and Irene Hedrick of 111 S. Plum in Peabody, has arrived at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
Deeane L. Cook and Samuel E. Wingert, both of Newton, were married at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, in Peabody.
A series of colorful travel photographs was shown by Vic and Betty Seibel at the senior center this week.
50 years ago
OCT. 3, 1963
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Slocombe and children, Lynn and Eric, arrived from Waterloo, Iowa, this week to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Slocombe. They will travel to their new home in Phoenix, Ariz., where Ed is being transferred with the Rath Meat Packing Company, with the city of Phoenix as his official territory.
H.O. Skinner, Merle Skinner, and Mrs. Donald Herbert attended the funeral of H.O. Skinner’s brother-in-law, G.C. McCulley at Liberal on Sept. 25.
Brenda Mae Taylor, born Oct. 10, 1952, passed away at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Taylor of Hutchinson. Burial was in Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
100 years ago
OCT. 1, 1913
The moving pictures at the Peabody Opera House were resumed Tuesday evening when the electric lights were turned on and all who were at the show found quite a transformation in the opera house. Heretofore there has been quite an effort in taking seats to avoid posts, which supported timbers above and interfered with seeing the stage, but all of these have been removed during the past few days. Connecting hollow rods have been stretched in such a manner to make everything safe and the transformation in the looks of the room is remarkable.
“Country Gentleman,” the Ladies Home Journal farm publication, features Charlie Payne of Wichita as a famous farmer whose specialty is jackrabbits. He has caught more than 100,000 jackrabbits and sold most of them at $2 each, delivered to coursing clubs in the U. S. and England. He catches most of them near the little town of Crisfield. The town of Crisfield was promoted during boom days a quarter of a century ago by E.S. Crisfield of Peabody, who still lives there and enjoys as much as anybody the thought of a modern triumph in farming based on jackrabbits.
Membership in the Anti-Horse Thief Association (ATHA) has reached 621. There is $346.49 in the treasury, 334 members have already paid their 50 cent assessment.
125 years ago
Sept. 28, 1888
A large addition is being made to the city livery stable.
Lincolnville is going to have a creamery. It will be a “good thing” for farmers north of Marion.
The church social last evening at the Whitewater Stone church was a grand success and the party which went out from here enjoyed themselves hugely, members of the orchestra taking their instruments along. Present from the city were J.M. Bechtel, J.W. and Chas. Nusbaum, C.B. Hoch, W.D. Kern, Fred Hawley, Fred Gamble, W.G. Christ, A.B. Kent, and Warren Bechtel.