Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Gladys Jewell of Peabody was chosen by Marion County to be 2000 Senior Fair “Star Volunteer.”
A birthday party was held in the activity room of Indian Guide Saturday night. Eighteen residents and one guest, Dinah Richmond, attended. She brought a decorated cake to serve in honor of her dad, Bill Richmond’s, birthday.
Ross Baker, Joan Berns, Betty Walker, and Bill and Shirley Krause went to Newton Monday afternoon to attend services for Dr. Don Stangle who was a retired optometrist and had practiced in Peabody for several years.
25 years ago
Beth Slocombe of Peabody, a sophomore at Hutchinson Community College, is one of seven candidates now in competition for selection as Homecoming Queen.
Anne Marie Lemley, 69, mother of Don Lemley of Peabody, died Sept. 27 at Checotah, Okla.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Smith were hosted a rib barbecue at their home Saturday night for the Down One bridge club. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moffett.
50 years ago
Tuesday evening visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Kieferle were Mr. and Mrs. O.C. Ballard of Crab Orchard, Neb.; and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Kieferle, Jessie McLinden, and Jean Linnens of Marion.
Mrs. Wallace Seibel entertained several little boys Saturday afternoon in honor of Rickie Seibel’s seventh birthday.
Mrs. Lloyd Gillet was hostess to the Friday afternoon bridge club last week. Guests included Mrs. Robert Kurtze, Ethel Skaer, and Carol Foote.
100 years ago
Walton and Cedar Point played ball at Walton last Wednesday and Thursday, Walton winning 9-7 and losing 5-7. It was necessary to burn the diamond with gasoline to keep up a hot game.
Henrietta Schroeder and Hazel Hamilton left Sunday for Springfield, Ohio, to attend Wittenberg College.
Chas. Cockley has bought the Charles Dietrich store building and will put in a new front, lower the floor, and remodel the rooms for a first class bakery and confectionery establishment.
After next Monday my meat market will be located one door north of the old Haupt corner, at the Wm. Parris stand, where I will be glad to welcome old customers as well as serve all the others with the best products that a first class market should at all times keep. Chas. Dietrich.
125 years ago
Premiums from State Fair at Peabody, 1885: Mrs. Peter Bechtel — first on quilt, pillow shams, crochet tidy, and lamp mat. Fred Potter — first on crayon drawing in children’s department. May Osborne — first on hair wreath and a case of bugs. A.H. Lackey and son — first on bull two years, first on bull under one year in Shorthorn division. J.A. Snavely — first on flesh colored corn, sweet potatoes, and early and late Irish potatoes.