Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
April 17, 2002
Marion County native Carla Stovall, widely recognized as the leading contender in the campaign for governor, announced Monday that she is withdrawing from the race.
Ty Gaines of Emporia came to the home of his parents, Ronnie and Patti Gaines, on Friday to hunt turkey.
Thomas Albrecht of Shawana, Wis., second cousin of the late Willard Jewell, visited Peabody last weekend.
25 years ago
April 16, 1987
Richard J. McClure, a graduate of Peabody schools and son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. McClure of Peabody, recently was honored by Southwestern College with a Foundation Builder Award.
Jenny Jacobs and Donnie Lemley of Peabody are among members of Mary Ann’s School of Dance who won the first award in their age group in Wichita competition.
Newly elected Mayor Todd Porter and new council members Jeanne Smith, Mike Reynolds, and Dale Winters were sworn in and took office.
50 years ago
April 19, 1962
L.D. Slocombe of Peabody has filed for the Republican nomination as candidate for the Kansas House of Representatives from Marion County.
Randolph Robinson is in Topeka this weekend attending Grand Chapter sessions of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Jerry Gilmer was one of two Kansas State journalism students who were recipients of the Kansas City Press Club scholarship.
100 years ago
April 18, 1912
Ed Davis is the new city marshal.
J. O. Moffet was in Hutchinson yesterday on business.
Arnold Berns left Saturday on a business trip to Great Bend.
125 years ago
April 14, 1887
Mrs. Benj. Kenard, living 7 miles south of town and 2 miles west, died on Friday last week. This is a particularly sad case, the father being left with 4 small children after the death of his youngest child — an infant which died on the Tuesday previous to the mother’s death.
Have you reserved your tickets for the Oches Merrie Makers tomorrow night?
The location of the silk station has been changed from Larned to Peabody. The institution will be the only one of its kind in the United States.