days of yore
from our archives
Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Organ Christmas Vespers, featuring Bethel College organ students, will be 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Bethel College Administrative Building Chapel. Student performers include Christopher Shaw of Peabody.
Graeme and Diane Glaser and Bob and Arlene Moffett were in Kansas City over the weekend to attend the Kansas State University and Oklahoma University game.
25 years ago
Lori Brooks was named the 1985-86 Chapter Sweetheart of the Peabody High School FFA Chapter after winning several contests involved in the sweetheart selection program.
The Ethel Homfeldt circle met last Wednesday at the home of Judy Mellott. Jean Maples was co-host and Mary Beth Gaines gave the program “What is Christmas.”
50 years ago
Charles Eberhard, East Branch Township, was elected chairman of the Marion County Agricultural Council at the annual meeting Dec. 5 in Marion.
Several representatives of the Peabody Cooperative Equity Exchange are in Kansas City attending a three-day meeting of the Cooperatives Consumers Association. From Peabody are Mr. and Mrs. L.K. Decker, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Craney, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Gaines, Tom Nellans, and Erwin Pereboom.
100 years ago
The dancing club had another fine time Monday night at the Masonic Hall.
Eliza Amborn was the recipient of 128 postals on the 14th, it being her 76th birthday.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. E. Morgan and daughters spent Saturday and Sunday at Pawnee Rock.
Joseph Cross of Rockford, Ill., was the guest of his niece, Mrs. Rob Beeton, last week.
125 years ago
The Grammar Department of the city schools now possess a new organ of Conover Bros. make. It was quietly secured this week by private subscriptions by the scholars and their friends. It was much needed and the scholars may be congratulated upon its possession.
Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Morgan of the Peabody Gazette have become admirable entertainers. Their wooden wedding, Wednesday evening last week, was a pleasing social event, and the rich and handsome tokens of esteem from their friends are evidences of personal merit. Mr. Butterfell represented Florence at the social symposium.
Mr. Deweese had 3 cows die on Friday and Mr. Joliffe lost 1, all for being in the corn stalks and getting blighted corn.
Mr. Nonken is having considerable bad luck. The Cholera is again among his hogs, some of his cattle have died, and on Saturday a good horse died of lung fever.