Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Oct. 31, 2001
Friends of James and Melissa Parmley of rural Cedar Point are organizing a fundraiser to help them with medical bills. James, 23, was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in August.
At the northeast corner of Second and Walnut streets, where the Peabody Hotel once stood, the Flint Hills Labyrinth Project is taking shape. The labyrinth is a path of bricks in the middle of the vacant lot.
Douglas Neil Nerbert, 55, formerly of Peabody, died Oct. 24 at Fort Worth, Texas.
25 years ago
Oct. 30, 1986
The long promised quilt exhibit will be available for viewing from 1 to 5 in the old gymnasium. The display of more than 160 quilts will be a continued attraction available to the general public Sunday afternoon for a small admission charge.
Mrs. Beryl Rowland, former longtime resident of Peabody, died Monday, Oct. 27, in Presbyterain Manor in Newton where she had resided the past two months.
On Oct. 21, Kiakans met at the home of Jolene Entz with Noreen Weems as cohostess.
50 years ago
Oct. 23, 1961
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Jewell and Mrs. Dorothy Tate spent Thursday and Friday in Kansas City where they attended the American Royal.
Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Stovall visited his mother, Mrs. S.E. Stovall, in Goessel on Sunday. Mrs. Emma Rempel accompanied them and visited Mrs. John Schmidt.
Reports indicate milo yields are running from 40 to 80 bushels per acre in the fields in this area.
100 years ago
Nov. 2, 1911
The junior class of the Methodist Sunday School were entertained Friday afternoon by their teacher, Miss Elizabeth Fent. The amusements included making candy, telling stories, and playing games.
C.C. Carey who has some fine full-blooded Barred Plymouth Rock chickens made his first shipment Tuesday when he sent a cockerel to Larned.
For sale: the old Milt Slover property. Good house; cellar, well of best water, barn, buggy shed, good orchard and garden. Inquire of Mrs. Anna Graham.
125 years ago
Nov. 6, 1886
The Santa Fe Railroad company has no more of its land grants left for sale in Kansas. Only the Union Pacific has any left.
Ladies of the Lutheran church are preparing a novel entertainment, a Japanese wedding scene.
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Heater, living west of town, lost a child, aged a year and a half.