Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Jan. 3, 2001
Sharlene Brooks is the winner of a quilt made by members of the Peabody Senior Center. Piecing the quilt was Leon Stout, 85, of Conway, Ark., the brother of Orlene Scrivner.
Brad and Amanda Edwards have leased the old Dari Crème and are working to establish hours.
Christmas Day reached a high of 5 degrees with one and a half inches of snow falling the next day. New Year’s Day was 18 degrees with snow flurries.
25 years ago
Jan. 2, 1986
No snow, ice, rain, or severely cold temperatures just mild days and brisk, clear nights under a full moon.
Jason Rucker, 9, of the fourth-grade class at Peabody Elementary School, has been announced as a third-place winner in the Beechcraft drawing contest.
The unique tree of the 1985 season was a honey locust at the museum, a golden spray of lights planned as a memorial for the late Carol Foote.
50 years ago
Jan. 5, 1961
Patricia Berns left for Grinnell, Iowa, Tuesday after spending the Christmas holiday with her family Mr. and Mrs. John Berns, Beth, Bruce, and Frederic.
Richard DeForest left for Baltimore, Md., Tuesday after spending leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John DeForest.
Virginia Skinner, a junior at Peabody High School, won second place in the Fourth Division Federated Club’s essay contest, which closed recently. She was sponsored by the Senior and Junior Sorosis Clubs of Peabody.
100 years ago
Jan. 5, 1911
Three big shipments of cattle have been made from Peabody in the past two weeks, in each case involving a special train to Chicago. It costs 16 cents less per cwt to ship to Kansas City but the Chicago market has been the best, netting an additional quarter of a cent a pound. Those who cattle in the special trains have included Arnold Berns 32 cars, J.L. Heath and Sons 20 cars.
Dr. Albey was up from Newton the first of the week to see Mr. Isaacs who is very sick with pneumonia.
For sale — Full blood Partridge Wyandotte Cockerals, good size and fine laying breed. Mrs. J.C. White Phone 261.
125 years ago
Jan. 7, 1886
Albert Radineus’ house came very near to sliding into the creek while they were moving it yesterday.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Frost on Sat., Jan. 2, a bouncing daughter, 11½ lbs.
The weather is so severe it has frozen up the street mains of our city water works. The windmill is all right, however.
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Morse gave a social dancing party at their residence New Year’s evening. All present enjoyed the occasion very much.