Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Nov. 7, 2001
First it is the clocks, turning them back to Daylight Saving Time. Now it’s your telephone. The old 316 area code which covered the south half of Kansas, except for Wichita, is now 620.
The Peabody Historical Society will hold its popular tour of vintage homes Dec. 8 and 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. each afternoon.
Ron and Lani (Woodruff) Denu of Oregon, Wis., proudly announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Lauren Grace. She was born on her mother’s birthday, Oct. 23, at 4:02 a.m.
25 years ago
Nov. 6, 1986
County votes “NO” on sin amendments. Marion County voters voted 2,976-1,929 against pari-mutuel gambling, 3,440-1,810 against liquor by the drink, and 3,360-2,017 against the state lottery.
Pete Heibert, who has his horse training and saddle making operation five miles west of Peabody, was the subject of a feature article in the Wichita Eagle Beacon on Sunday.
Mrs. Helen Ward and her son, Joe Ward, of Wichita, were Sunday dinner guests of Mary Runyon.
50 years ago
Nov. 2, 1961
Mark Hillery, husband of the former Carolyn Stucky, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Stucky of rural Peabody, was killed Oct. 18 near his farm home 14 miles north of Leoti while coming home from work. He was crushed when his pickup truck hit a bad hole and overturned.
Mrs. Robert Yoder of Peabody has been appointed as Marion County chairman for United Cerebral Palsy.
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wray and Kevin and Gary Highfill of Oklahoma City, Okla., spent the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Highfill Jr.
100 years ago
Nov. 10, 1911
Frank Westbrook and wife visited in Canton last week.
Mrs. G.W. Camp went to Newton on Tuesday to see Mr. Camp who is there in a hospital.
Mrs. Dave Jessen and the Misses Edna Heagy and Mabel Carson spent Sunday in Marion.
125 years ago
Nov. 11, 1886
Colonel and Mrs. Pickney gave a dinner party for a few friends at their residence on Wednesday of last week.
The railroad tank at the foot of Walnut Street (to be supplied from the city water works) is nearly completed.
The ladies of the Christian Church will hold a carpet rag festival this Thursday evening at the church. Everyone is invited.