days of yore
from our archives
Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
The Peabody History Club luncheon was held at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the home of Lynn Berns. The Ensmingers played Christmas music with Julie playing the saxophone and Kevin with the guitar.
The Sorosis Club of Peabody met for their annual Christmas luncheon and December meeting at Indian Guide.
Velma Anderson presented a program of readings from “Joyful Sounds of Christmas” after which the club members joined in singing Christmas carols, accompanied on piano by Margaret Jewell.
The grandmas and other senior citizens have been busy for several weeks making peppernuts to sell. Peppernuts have been a Russian Mennonite baking tradition for several centuries. Whether or not this custom came to Peabody with the Mennonites has not been established.
25 years ago
The Phillips 66 service station on U.S. 50 highway in Peabody will be changing managers at the end of the year. Longtime owner Milford Stovall announced this week that Larry Edmonds will take over responsibility for the station Jan. 1.
The long awaited new seats for the Peabody High School auditorium finally arrived this week, according to the office of Superintendent Glover.
The traditional Christmas tour and senior center party was Friday with 34 people from Westview and Peabody Memorial Nursing Home. Irvin and Pauline McPheeters drove a bus for guests from Peabody Memorial Nursing Home and Paul Williams was the driver for those from Westview.
50 years ago
W.H. “Bill” Temple brought a business career in this community of more than 40 years to a close this month when he sold Temple Motor Co. to Warren “Dudger” Watts.
Susan Craig was the guest of Karen Heath Friday night at a little sister’s party at Delta Delta Delta Soroity of Baker University.
E.M. Worthem is still at St. Luke Hospital. He is doing satisfactorily.
Fred Highfill Sr. will leave Sunday to spend the holidays with his daughters, Mrs. H.R. Berry of Littleton, Colo., and Mrs. K.D. Brooks of Denver.
100 years ago
Grocery specials Friday and Saturday — 120 cans Frontier Sliced Pineapple, 2 lb. cans, regular price 20 cents, special price 15 cents. Tucker and Griffiths.
My automobile for sale cheap. O.J. Furst.
Garnet Westbrook visited her grandmother in Aulne last week.
The basketball game at Burns Friday evening resulted in a score of 23-13 in favor of Peabody. About 30 went over with the team.
125 years ago
Pennsylvania chestnuts at the Little Wideawake.
Literary and musical entertainment at the Presbyterian church on Wednesday evening, Dec. 9, by the Stewart Grand Concert Company, the best colored vocalists in the country.
Prof. Wm. will perform on the violin and A. Schroeder on the zither at the Parlor Concert Dec. 8th.