Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
March 27, 2002
The familiar Coastal Mart logo at the convenience store at 9th and Walnut was removed and replaced by a Phillips 66 sign. Laura Dunnahoo, manager, said, “We didn’t change owners, we just switched to a different franchise situation.”
Part of Cory Lawson’s collection of golf antiques will be at Prairie Dunes where they will be on display for the Women’s Open Championship, July 1-8.
25 years ago
March 26, 1987
Veteran Marion County Treasurer Kathryn Schimpf tendered her resignation to the county commissioners Monday, effective the end of April, saying she just wanted to retire from the office.
Pvt. Daniel D. Piland, son of Hubert and Carol S. Piland of 890 Chestnut, Peabody, KS, has graduated as an armor crewman at the U.S. Army Armor School, Ft. Knox, Kentucky.
Activities director John Ireland said Tuesday 98 students have reported for track practice in Peabody High School and Peabody Junior High.
50 years ago
March 29, 1962
Mrs. C.K. Mustoe had a harrowing experience last Thursday night after she left from work at a Newton store where she was employed. As she drove back to the Mustoe home west of Peabody, a man, who apparently had hidden in the back seat of her car, appeared with a pistol and ordered her to stop. (A lengthy article detailing the details continues).
The Church of the Nazarene in Peabody will have a new pastor. He is the Rev. Eugene Ledford, who comes from Durant, Oklahoma.
Mrs. Lou Tempel and son, Trent, returned to their home in Denver, CO, after visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hartman Baker, several weeks.
100 Years ago
March 28, 1912
The J.O. Moffett home was gay with a brilliant company at a 1 o’clock luncheon, served in 3 courses, Friday, for Mrs. Samuel David Moffett. The score cards were daintily hand painted by Miss Moffett.
Bone meal will make hens lay. Get it at BeeHive grocery.
W.H. Bailey is to sell his livery stock, at auction, next Saturday and will quit the business.
125 years ago
March 24, 1887
Mr. Hall, a prominent Illinois manufacturer of woolen goods, was in Peabody this week for the purpose of establishing and operating a large woolen mill. The Board of Trade made Mr. Hall a proposition amounting in fact to $10,000 and although no definite contract was entered into, the Gazette can speak on authority and assure its readers that this undertaking is a sure thing.
Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the county clerk of Marion County, Kansas, up to noon on April 5, 1887, for the site of a home for the indigent poor of Marion County.
M. Maxwell of Iowa, a relative of Dr. Lackey, is visiting here with the view of locating.