Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Aug. 14, 2002
Mr. and Mrs. Shreves Avery announce the engagement of their daughter, Gina Noel, to Andrew Clayton Jacobs, son of Bill Jacobs and the late Susan B. Jacobs.
The children of Allen White invite everyone to participate in a card shower honoring his 90th birthday on Aug. 27.
The Coyotes, men’s softball team of Peabody, defeated Hett’s of Marion in the tournament championship of Florence during the weekend.
25 years ago
Aug. 6, 1987
Lulu Watts was released from St. Luke Hospital in Marion Saturday.
The Rev. and Mrs. Tom Sims and son, Jeff, spent a 10-day vacation recently camping at Pomona Lake near Ottawa, also visited their families near Kansas City.
Pearl Watts and John Clausen went to Blue Springs, Mo., to visit Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Watts over the weekend.
50 years ago
Aug. 9, 1962
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Slocombe of Manhattan announce the birth of a son, Eric Boyd, on July 31. The Slocombes also have a little daughter, Lynn.
Mrs. Herb Hodel displayed a huge tomato last week, which weighed a pound and measured 12 inches in circumference. The vegetable is the Golden Sunray variety.
Harriet and Loretta Scrivner and Betty O’Bleness of Ashland, who are attending second session summer school at Emporia, will be spending the weekend in Peabody.
100 years ago
Aug. 8, 1912
The Chautauqua Committee had phenomenal success, but it was decided to have another board who at least had not been called on to give so much time to the service of the public.
W.W. Davis of Peabody wore a smile yesterday after selling a shipment of 1,250 lb. straight grass steers at $7.15.
Mrs. W. A. McPheeters, son and daughter, left Monday for their home in Vineland after a few days’ visit at the home of their uncle, J.R. McPheeters.