Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Sept. 29, 1999
A pet survey will be conducted Sept. 9, 9 a.m. to noon in Peabody.
The Peabody Elementary fifth grade spent last week working on Native American scenes downtown.
The candidates for 1999 Fall Homecoming are Chris Carr, Curtis Gray, Justin Sheffler, Amy Litton, Jennifer McVey, and Lisa Nellans.
25 years ago
Sept. 27, 1984
Temperatures dropped 50 degrees in a 12-hour period from late Monday to dawn Tuesday to remind the area fall is here.
Lucille Carson, premier runner and basketball player from Peabody, will be playing this year for the Cowley County Junior College teams.
Nellie Orcutt, longtime Peabody resident and former business operator, will be having her 91st birthday early in October, friends remind.
50 years ago
Oct. 1, 1959
Collins Department store is officially open today under the management of Mrs. Jack Collins. This is the former Stovall Department store, operated for more than a quarter of a century by A.J. Stovall.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Graham returned home last Wednesday from a three-week trip through the eastern states and Canada.
Mrs. Lucy Clausen has spent the past six weeks visiting with Dr. and Mrs. Herschel Stroud in Prairie Village and Dr. and Mrs. Robert Stroud and family in Topeka.
100 years ago
Sept. 30, 1909
A son was born to Mrs. Walter DeForest last Saturday.
A new brick approach to the Opera House, a little above the sidewalk, was built this week.
The Baptist Church has a new roof.
125 years ago
Sept. 25, 1884
The mayor and council of Marion have decided to stop street gambling.
The fine large flagstones have arrived for the Peabody State Bank sidewalk.
Corsets, corsets. The largest and best line of corsets in town, at Sherwood and Frost’s.