Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
dec. 1, 1999
Faith A. Johnson has joined the firm Smith, Shay, Farner, and Wetta, LLC as an associate, effective Sept. 20. She is the daughter of the late Patricia Johnson.
Visitors to the Christmas Home Tour can actually visit the grand old farm home called “Hillcrest” located about one mile east of Peabody at the corner of 60th and Old Mill. It is truly located at the crest of the hill and affords a magnificent view in all directions.
Guests of the Gary Bowlins for an early Thanksgiving dinner were Walt and Joyce Jones of Cordell, Okla.
25 years ago
nov. 29, 1984
Funeral services were held at the Peabody Christian Church Nov. 21 for Della Kornhaus who died at age 95.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Seibel returned home Saturday from a two-week vacation trip. While in California, they drove to Scottie’s Castle in Death Valley and drove over the London Bridge in Havasu, Ariz.
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Watts and boys entertained at a Thanksgiving dinner and supper for Pearl Watts, John Clausen, Don Hess, the Bruce Seebree family, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Sattler, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Litton and Amber, Betty Seebree, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Gough, and Ivy Hess.
50 years ago
dec. 10, 1959
Two cases of tularemia have been reported in Marion County in recent weeks, according to Katie Swan, county health nurse. Tularemia is often contracted from wild game. Swan warns care should be used in dressing game.
The Davis Grocery will open in Peabody Dec. 4, Jewell Davis, proprietor, has announced. The new food store will be in the Huguenin building formerly occupied by Huguenin Grocery. Davis will assist her husband.
Dr. Lester J. Palmer, 69, Seattle, Wash., physician and surgeon who was born in Peabody and was one of the world’s top authorities on diabetes, died Nov. 29 in a Seattle hospital of cancer.
100 years ago
dec. 2, 1909
For sale — Thoroughbred White Plymouth Rock roosters. W.E. Canfield, Route 2 Phone Black 2.
Burns expects to have a new railroad station soon. Her October business was $9,000 greater than last year.
For sale — a lot of nice Leghorn hens and pullets. C.A. Stovall. Phone White 1804.
125 years ago
nov. 27, 1884
Ladies, we have something elegant to show you in fine beaver, velvet, and brocha shawls. G.W. Black and Bro.
Mrs. J.H.C. Brewer is expected home this evening.
F.M. Longfellow, formerly a resident of Peabody and employee of the Gazette was in our city last week visiting old friends — and called on the Gazette in its new quarters. He is now living in Chicago and took advantage of the cut in railroad rates to come out and visit his parents, living in Florence.