Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Roy and Arlene Unruh will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a gathering of family and friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Peabody Senior Center.
After competing in the regional team piano playing contest in Lynchburg, Va., Melissa Madsen, 13, entered the state teens contest in Winston-Salem, N.C., has been chosen as one of the top teen piano players to compete in the national finals in New York City. Melissa is the daughter of Eddie and Melanie Madsen of Lynchburg, Va.
Weightlifters of the week are Jason Callahan, Gretchen Berns, and Jared Laramore.
25 years ago
Lightning struck the united Methodist church building in Peabody Saturday night during the rain and thunderstorm, causing some damage not yet fully ascertained, church officials report.
Retired farmer Earl Wilber, 87, of Moundridge, died Aug. 4 at Moundridge Memorial Home.
Mr. and Mrs. Vern Slocombe and Edna Ewert were callers Sunday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Slocombe, helping Beth celebrate her birthday.
50 years ago
Mrs. Lela Sheahon came from Beloit last Thursday and is again in charge of the Peabody Hotel, which has been conducted for the past few months by Mr. and Mrs. Herb Chartier.
Mrs. Charles DeForest and daughter, Diane Jean, are at St. Luke hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Richter entertained at a picnic supper Sunday evening in honor of their daughter Sandra’s 10th birthday.
100 years ago
Special on fruit jars: half gallon 80 cents, quarts 70 cents per dozen. Ames Bros. Walton, phone 11.
The band scored a big hit with the Chautauquans Saturday night with their neat white duck suits and entirely new program, including a clarinet solo “Comin’ thro’ the Rye,” played by Herbert Sterling, who responded to a hearty encore.
125 years ago
Dr. Loose’s new store building is ready for the cornice. It is the widest of all the business houses, 26 ½ feet. Length 100 feet and height two stories. The three stone buildings with brick fronts, belonging to M.W. Graham, T.M. Huffman, and Mrs. Hopkins are now enclosed and work in them is being pushed forward. The five new businesses housed together make a very good, substantial, thrifty appearance for the town and they, along with the other now contributing seven stone business houses, make a big mark of progress for our city.
Died in Summit Township, Marion County, July 24 after an illness of a few days’ duration, Edith, daughter of Frank and Abbie Emery, age 2 years, 10 months, and 21 days. On the 26th of July, Blanche, infant daughter of John and Helen Tuttle of Summit Township, age 12 days.