Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
April 10, 2002
Lance Koslowsky kept an eye on the smoldering second story of Jim and Gail Myers’ home Saturday as Peabody firefighters were called out around 1:30 a.m. when the family discovered the upstairs engulfed in smoke and flames.
Dorothy Osborn, 71, Peabody, died April 4, 2002, at Marion Manor nursing home in Marion.
Annie Calovich, garden writer for the Wichita Eagle, will be present at the Doyle Valley Farmers Market meeting which begins at 7 p.m. at the Jones Sheep Farm Bed and Breakfast.
25 years ago
April 9, 1987
Mrs. Marjorie Windsor, longtime Peabody resident, died Early Tuesday after a brief illness.
Stuart Woodruff, son of Frank and Janice Woodruff, has been accepted for admission to Tabor College for the 1987-88 academic year.
The girls track team this year includes: Lori Brooks and Danielle Brunzell, Aletha Bethell and Kim Hague, Therese Cordell and Morgan Marshall.
50 years ago
April 12, 1962
Mrs. Warren Slocombe is spending time this week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Gansel at Hill City. Mrs. Gansel underwent major surgery last Friday and is recovering nicely.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Herbert and son, Neil, and Jane Taylor attended the Ice Capades in Wichita Saturday evening.
Ross Baker, John Berns, Mrs. Jack Collins, and Mrs. Ed Huguenin, members of the Presbyterian pastoral committee, were in Marion Wednesday, April 4, meeting with the pastoral committee of the Marion Presbyterian Church for the purpose of replacing Rev. James Bass who is leaving for Wichita.
100 Years ago
April 11, 1912
A double header will be played Tuesday afternoon, April 3, at 2:30 in the Sunday School League with the first game between the Presbyterians and Christians, next game between the Lutherans and Logans.
Mrs. S. C. Pontius spent yesterday in Marion.
The Twentieth Century Club will meet tomorrow with Mrs. E. H. Bonesteel.
125 years ago
April 7, 1887
Possibilities of Peabody’s manifold manufacturing are plainly portrayed: wind mill manufacturing, roller flouring mills, creamery, plaster and stucco, broom factory, steam laundry, nursery and — awaiting development: manufacture of salt, building stone, brick making, packing house, paper mill (using wheat straw), glue factory, coal mining, starch factory, woolen mill, and markets.
Miss Erwin of Ohio is visiting her sister, Mrs. Cy Nusbaum.
The street sprinkler, which has been in operation this week with great success, may not be a thing of great beauty, but it is “a joy forever.”