Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Candidates for homecoming are Katie Hague, Hannah Berns, Rachel Wattson, Jason Callahan, Jarrod Larimore, and Jeremy Sheffler.
John and Jan Ireland were in an automobile accident Sept. 26. One person was killed in the other vehicle, several people critically and seriously hurt and Jan is listed in critical but stable condition. John had surgery on his elbow.
Mike Martinez was guest of honor at a luncheon Sept. 19 at the Turkey Red Restaurant recognizing his 19 years of service to USD 398.
25 years ago
Steve Grosse has three large yellow monsters — pumpkins — on display at his home. They weigh 60, 95, and 110 pounds.
The high wind Monday was responsible for a fall taken Monday afternoon by Hilda Baskins. As she was leaving the post office downtown, a gust of wind apparently blew her over. An examination showed a broken hip that required surgery Tuesday morning.
The first program of a series scheduled by the Peabody Museum Board was given Sunday afternoon with Bill Avery, local collector, speaking and exhibiting various rare items from the Avery collection.
50 years ago
Dr. and Mrs. J.M. Jacobs and Mr. and Mrs. Keith Covell attended the Baker University-College of Emporia football game Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Highfill Jr. attended the University of Kansas-Syracuse University football game Saturday afternoon at Lawrence. Gary Highfill returned home with them.
Mrs. Floyd Davis, Mrs. W.D. McIntosh, and Mina Fitch were in Wichita Wednesday.
100 years ago
Born to Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Mellott Sept. 15, a son.
I.A. Shriver is back from his Pennsylvania trip, which he appears to have greatly enjoyed.
Jim Gowan came tearing into our office last week after the paper was out, madder than a wet hen, and announced that the big cider press had all the capital in sight that was needed to finance it. Let the good work go on. The Gowans built a nice new shed that might be a roundhouse for their greenhouse and things are booming.
125 years ago
George Treese’s little girl, who was so badly hurt on the racetrack during the fair, is recovering from the accident.
The Evangelical church is undergoing extensive repairs inside and soon will appear as new with stained glass windows and other things to match. Pecare and Co. are doing the work.
S.B. Riggs, one of the founders of Peabody and otherwise prominently identified with the town’s early history, was in the city yesterday from his home in Emporia, on real estate business.
Joe Young easily won the 2:25 race in Kansas City Thursday. Next week he trots in a $2,500 stallion-trotting race in St. Louis. It will be a big one but C.F. Westbrook will win it with the best trotter in the west.