Days of Yore

10 years ago

july 9, 1998

John and Margaret Glover of Madison and Larry and Georgia Neuman of Boise, Idaho, announce the engagement of their children, Crystal Ann and Justin Jay.

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Baker, Kati and Hanna spent the week of Fourth of July with the Ross Bakers. The Scott Robinsons came Thursday for the holiday.

25 years ago

June 3, 1983

Ousler Brothers of Peabody were given the go-ahead to proceed with the sewer line relocation project that is holding up work on the Third Street bridge work at Marion.

The Sunflower Café will reopen Friday under the management of Belita and Jim Goddard.

Roger Carswell, Peabody High School librarian, resigned that position last week to take a similar one at the Wellington school system.

50 years ago

may 29, 1958

Ted Knust, Jr., wife, and three children, returning home from Wichita Monday evening, were in an intersection crash three and one half miles north of Brainerd. Representative and Mrs. Don Joseph of Whitewater were occupants of the other auto. The Knust family had facial cuts and Kathlyn received a broken collar bone. Representative Joseph received severe injuries. Mrs. Joseph was ticketed for failing to yield right of way.

Miss Nancy Lea Mustoe came home from Emporia Friday for vacation. She has been attending KSTC.

Mrs. Helen Potter and Mrs. W.C. Jessen entertained at brunch last Wednesday morning at the Jessen home for Mrs. Chas. Lathrop and Mrs. Oliver Ridenour.

100 years ago

may 21, 1908

C.T. Sanders is building a new cottage on the lots formerly owned by Lee Wymer.

There are 12 automobiles in this vicinity. The editor of this great news sheet, who has often wondered how close he could come to breaking his neck in one, has this week entreated the owner of one of the twelve, Mr. Davison, to sell his and now we await with some trepidation to learn what Jonah will be number thirteen. Now, when we have a real grudge against a man, we will invite him to ride — and oh, but we will shake him up.

Rev. Unruh, pastor of the New Jerusalem church at Pawnee Rock and his wife were guests of the Gazette family this weekend.

125 years ago

may 31, 1883

The Presbyterian Church building is to be entirely remodeled and improved by a bell tower, stained glass windows, pulpit recess, etc. and will be a very important improvement to our growing city.

Willis Westbrook was out through the surrounding country and in Butler county this week, and reports the crops looking fine.

Mrs. Frank Lackey of Colorado is in the city visiting her sisters and parents.