days of yore
from our archives
Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
There are lilacs in full bloom on the last day of October at Maple and Sixth streets.
A picture of Joe and Maxine Stockebrand taken just after their wedding in 1941 was loaned to the Historical Society by Maxine. The wedding will be recreated in the pastor’s study as a part of “Remembrances of World War II, Nov. 4 and 5.
Larry Vickerman introduced Coletta Ricketts as Peabody Community Coordinator.
25 years ago
Record milo crop spilling out of elevators. This week for the first time in 30 years, and possibly in history, grain was being piled on the ground in Peabody.
Charles Grimwood, Ph.D., will join the staff of Asbury Hospital in Salina as Director of Program Development on Nov. 8, the hospital administration announced last week.
Jane Snyder, one of two women killed in a car-truck collision southwest of Wichita over the weekend, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Duane Snyder of Mankato. Snyder was instrumental music instructor and counselor in District 398 schools about 20 years ago.
50 years ago
Church bells of Peabody will ring next Tuesday to remind the citizens of the town they should go to the polls and vote. Bells of the three churches which have them — the Lutheran, Methodist, and Presbyterian — will be rung hourly to keep reminding voters that the day is progressing and they should vote.
Nancy Aurell took first last week in the Newton Kansan football contest. She won a $5 prize.
After several years’ absence, the bounty will be put back on coyotes in Marion County as of Jan. 1. The bounty will be $2 per coyote.
100 years ago
Cider. I will make cider at my place, two miles north and quarter mile west of the northwest corner of Peabody, every day for the next two or three weeks. Bring your apples and get juice. G.B. Hobart.
Alfaretta Westbrook arrived last Thursday from Ohio for a visit with relatives and friends.
Dr. Furst has moved his office over the First National Bank where he can be found during office hours. Residence until Dec. 1 at old place. Phone 305.
125 years ago
E.L. Hoyt and son have opened up a fresh stock of dry goods, groceries, queensware, and glassware in the building formerly known as Seybold’s Pharmacy.
The barn on Green Stovall’s place, about five miles east of town, was burned Monday, together with two stacks of hay and a cultivator. The fire was started by children playing with matches.
Just received another load of oak posts which we will sell at 10 cents apiece. Peabody Lumber Company.