Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
oct. 20, 1999
The Candlelight Tour presented by the Peabody Historical Society will include the well-known Doctors Otte, lady dentists in the 1880s. Stephanie Lirley and Rose Till will try to relieve the suffering of patient Maurice Meirowsky.
Ronnie and Pattie Gaines attended a wiener roast at the home of J.D. and Mary Beth Gaines. They were celebrating J.D.’s birthday.
The Padgett family reunion was held Oct. 17 at the Florentine Senior Center in Florence.
25 years ago
oct. 18, 1984
Robert Schmitt, former superintendent of schools in the Peabody and Burns district, has accepted a superintendent’s position on Kwajalein, an island in the Marshall Island chain in the South Pacific, southeast of the Philippine Islands.
Services for Larry Truax, 56, Farmers Co-op Service station employee, were at Baker Funeral Home.
Janice Moffett won the honor of the 1984 to 85 Homecoming Queen.
50 years ago
oct. 17, 1959
Jim Truax of the Jolly Jays 4-H club received a trip to the 1959 American Royal Conference in Kansas City Oct. 17 through 20.
Mary Stucky, twirler with the PHS band, was chosen first runner up for Miss Band Day at Emporia State Teachers College Oct. 17.
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Poe accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Harold Poe of Elmdale attended the University of Kansas and Kansas State University football game at Lawrence. They visited their son Ivan.
100 years ago
oct. 21, 1909
Dr. Shoop’s Health Coffee is created from pure parched grains, malts, and nuts — no real coffee in it. Fine in flavor, it is made in a minute. No 20 or 30 minute tedious boiling. Free sample, all grocers.
Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Roberts are parents of a 7-pound boy born Oct. 15.
Stereopticon views of the Holy Land at the Lyric.
125 years ago
oct. 16, 1884
Charles Heagy started Thursday with a train of wagons going to the eastern part of the state for apples. They will return next week.
The Peabody Bank building is now receiving finishing touches. The beautiful and elaborate work on the counter, the mosaic paved floor, the fine large stone steps all are very fine. Machenzie, the cutter, has good reason to brag about the steps.
The young folks had a pleasant hop at the rink Tuesday evening.