days of yore
from our archives
Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
A Christmas luncheon is Friday at the senior center with Earl Madsen and family giving a presentation.
Alice Stucky won the Christmas retailers basket that was displayed at Peabody Hardware and Janet Oursler won the basket displayed at Peabody State Bank.
25 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Gibbs are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Louise A. Gibbs, to Dennis M. Mathass of Providence, RI. A March wedding is planned.
Mr. and Mrs. James Preheim hosted a Sunday dinner for their children and families.
Peabody Senior Citizens received Christmas treats from Avery Insurance Company — oranges.
50 years ago
Theophile Wuertz, 87, retired farmer, died Saturday at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Paul of Peabody.
Mr. and Mrs. James Baker and sons, Russell and Donald, were Christmas dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Sparwasser of Wichita.
Christmas dinner guests of Mrs. Floyd Davis were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wait and sons, George and Gregory, of Prairie Village.
100 years ago
The stores of Peabody will be open every night next week for Christmas shopping. Let Santa get busy.
Lulu Crosier of Wichita visited home folks Sunday.
Dr. St. John treats fevers and other acute as well as chronic cases. Calls answered day and night. Office phone 209, residence 380.
125 years ago
A grand masque carnival will be held at the Rink on New Years Eve, and the prospects now are that it will eclipse anything of its kind ever held here. Mr. Buck is energetic and is making the Rink a success, this season, although some thought this interest in skating was not as great as last winter.
Ellsworth Hickey is home from the University at Lawrence, visiting his parents during the holidays.
Merry Christmas. Summer is coming. Christmas comes but once a year. Don’t personate Scruggs this year.