Days of yore
10 years ago
may 21, 1998
Attending the 60th anniversary of her graduation from Baker University at Baldwin City on May 16 was Joan Potter Berns. She graduated with the class of 1938.
Dan and Melanie Farr of Merriam announce the birth of their daughter, Briana Daniel, born April 2, 1998. She weighed 9 pounds 2 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.
A reception honoring Ken Preheim upon his retirement will be held Sunday, May 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Moundridge Middle School cafeteria.
25 years ago
april 14, 1983
Peabody mayor Tod Porter underwent rather trying surgery this week and in an effort to help him through his hospital stay, friends arranged to have him entertained by a belly dancer, the G-B is reliably informed. Considering the type of surgery he had, watching a belly dancer must have been done with mixed feelings.
Roy Unruh of Peabody was installed as president of the Kansas Meat Processors at their annual meeting at the Holidome at Hutchinson.
The Sorosis Club met April 4 and veteran chairman Sadie Decker reported 24 1/2 pounds of carpet rags were sent to the VA Hospital for weaving rugs and totes.
50 years ago
april 10, 1958
Brock Baker broke the class B record for the discuss last Wednesday at the Sterling relays. He heaved the iron plate 145'5" to beat the old mark by almost four feet.
Mrs. Harry Rhodes has signed a contract to teach the second grade in the Burns school system next year.
Mrs. Riley Kirkpatrick and Delaine Marie were dismissed from St. Luke Hospital on Wednesday, April 2.
100 years ago
april 11, 1908
F.E. Senseing left this week for home in Boise, Idaho. While here he bought 12 carloads of eggs for the Boise Cold Storage Company. He was accompanied home by his wife's other, Mrs. C.W. Busbaum, who goes to spend a few months with her children there.
Mrs. George Wagner entertained a few friends Monday evening in honor of Mrs. Carmichael who has been visiting her son, Dr. Chesshir and wife.
Miss Edna Nonken from near Burns has been visiting Mrs. Herbert Wehry this week.
125 years ago
april 12, 1883
W.H. Traver has been building a nice arbor for T.A. Slaymaker and one for M. Bauslin during the past week.
Neal and Honn have been putting a high fence around their yard. Also hitching posts in front of their store.
W.F. Brindley's large and commodious residence is now nearing completion and makes a fine appearance.