Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bloomer of Peabody and Mr. and Mrs. John Glover of Madison are proud to announce the celebration of Christian marriage of their children Donna Bloomer and Steven Glover.
The family of Ernie and Maxine Seibel would like a 50th anniversary card shower for them. Their anniversary is Nov. 19.
The Peabody-Burns band kicked off the Christmas holiday season by marching Santa Claus in at Towne West mall last Saturday afternoon in Wichita.
25 years ago
This year Dennis Franchione came back to Kansas from Tennessee and took over as head coach of the Pittsburg State Gorillas. His team is now 8-1, has won the Central States Intercollegiate Conference Championship, and is qualified for the eight-team post season national championship playoffs in the NAIA Division I.
Chet McMillian says McMillan’s Grocery and the attached McMillian’s Tavern will be locked up for good when the present supply of beer runs out.
Peabody police report a shotgun was stolen from Martin Koslowsky’s pickup sometime Sunday night.
50 years ago
Mrs. John Berns was the guest speaker at the Burns Winodausis Culture Club Tuesday at the home of Thelma Warkentine. She spoke on her trip to South America.
Mr. and Mrs. Hartman Baker returned home last Saturday from Pleasant Grove, Utah, where they visited their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Lou Tempel, and grandson, Trent.
Beverly Klein and Elaine Slocombe spent the weekend with home folks.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Nelson and children Lynn, Ann, and James of Hoxie spent the weekend with Mrs. Nelson’s parents, Dr. and Mrs. J.M. Jacobs.
100 years ago
New tailor shop in the Piland building, first door south of the Eagle block. First class work guaranteed.
Newton schools are closed on account of scarlet fever, of which they have 50 cases.
J.C. Slaymaker and wife left Tuesday for Artesia, N.M., where they will be the guests of the Morgans at Arvilla Orchard.
Peabody hasn’t had as good a play for a long time as “The Man on the Box.” It was creditable to the town that it knew a good company when it came along and gave them a full house.
125 years ago
So few attended the GAR entertainment on Tuesday evening that it was adjourned Sinc. dic.
The Presbyterian Sabbath School will have a concert at the church next Sunday evening.
Lola Bertelle, the little soubrette of the “Only a Woman’s Heart” company, has saved nearly 10 thousand dollars in her professional career. Here is an opportunity for an enterprising chap, and she is 17, at that.