days of yore
from our archives
Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Christopher M. McLeod, son of Nancy B. McLeod and the late Michael McLeod, received his Master’s of Business Administration degree Dec. 17.
On Thursday morning, 54 sleepy eyed people boarded a bus in Peabody headed to Branson, Mo., to enjoy the Christmas lights and attend five shows. The trip was sponsored by the Peabody churches.
McLowen “Mac” Temple, 92, died Dec. 13 at Newman Memorial County Hospital in Emporia. He was a salesman in Peabody.
25 years ago
Vic Seibel will retire Dec. 13 from Hesston Corporation. He is a lifelong resident of Peabody and a 20-plus year employee of Hesston. For more than 17 years, Seibel has been supervising second shift fabrication activities.
Jack Denyer, who taught vocation agriculture in Peabody in the late 1950s, died Dec. 10 in Edmond, Okla. He died of Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Eldon Andres attended the annual meeting of the Kansas Division of Associated Milk Producers recently. Andres is a voting delegate for District VIII.
50 years ago
A burglar caught in Atchison a few days ago has admitted that he is one of the men who burglarized the Earl Graham Service Station Sept. 15. The other man in that attempted burglary was Richard E. Porter. A license tag and car description had been furnished by Rodney Williams, Max Kottwitz, and Russell Haas, who noticed the men in Peabody and talked to them briefly.
Kenneth Grosse died very unexpectedly at his home late Wednesday afternoon. He had not been ill prior to his death.
Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Obermeyer are parents of a son, born Dec. 18 at St. Luke Hospital in Marion. He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and has been named Brian Kent.
100 years ago
The chicken pies for the supper at the Doyle store will be baked Saturday afternoon. Don’t be afraid of them.
Mrs. C.F. Nonken and little granddaughter, Gladys Burton, went last week to Larned to visit friends.
Mrs. Wesley Nusbaum came over from Marion yesterday to see her brother Arthur Bechtel and family.
125 years ago
Don’t fail to use the Mexican Amolia Soup. For sale by H.V. Lee at the Union House.
John Wolf, while hauling a load of hay to market during the breeze last Friday, had his wagon and hay blown over, one mile west of the city. The team became frightened and ran away doing considerable damage to the wagon and harness.
On Thursday evening the cannonball train was extra large — having two engines and five extra Pullman cars, the later being occupied by a party of California excursionists from Boston.