Days of Yore
10 years ago
August 6, 1998
Girl Scouts from 28 states and two foreign countries attended the "Prairie Winds Jamboree" July 29 through Aug. 2 at Marion County Lake. "This started out to be a small Jamboree with only 300-350 registrations," stated Mary Avery, one of the coordinators. Twelve hundred scouts and leaders have registered for the event with a waiting list of 800.
Jane and Bert Bishop will be celebrating their 68th wedding anniversary Aug. 12.
Fred Yoder fell Aug. 1 and broke his hip. He is recuperating at St. Luke's in Marion.
25 years ago
June 30, 1983
Two young grandsons are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Don Meyers this week. their home recently was threatened by a flash flood in El Dorado.
The Rev. Everett Vaugh served as guest minister June 27 at the United Methodist Church. A special musical number, an accordion solo, was played by Ron Kierferle. Mrs. N.M. Patton gave the children's talk.
Three daughters are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Koslowsky. Mrs. Sharon DeMello of Santa Maria, Calif., Mrs. Bonnie Kerns of Reading, Penn., came early this week. Mrs. Shirley Bartel and her husband of Albuquerque, N.M., drove through Peabody at mid — week.
50 years ago
august 7, 1958
Pamela McPheeters, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McPheeters, Jr. entered Axtell Hospital Wednesday in Newton. She was accidentally hit with a baseball bat. She was dismissed Friday from the hospital and is reported to be getting along fine.
Misses Carolyn and Belle Ebright and Mrs. Howard Ray were in Newton Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Herbert returned home Saturday from their vacation trip to Worland, Wyo.
100 years ago
june 25, 1908
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Truax rejoice over the arrival of a boy the 18th.
The Germans are building a large church in West Branch, some 14 miles northwest of town.
The wheat toward Goessel is very thin and poor this year and hardly worth cutting. This wheat belt, 12 to 20 miles west and northwest of town, in good years gives a rousing yield of high grade wheat.
125 years ago
june 21, 1883
Sheep shearing is in full blast in Catlin Township.
Work has commenced on the Presbyterian Church. Last Tuesday evening, a farewell social was held, at which there was a good attendance. This is the last meeting of any kind in the church which will be ready for occupancy in about three months. During that time the Presbyterians will occupy the Christian Church for their services.
Ayers and Wareham want some more good hay.