days of yore
from our archives
Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Jan. 10, 2001
County commissioners named Leroy A. Wetta as chairperson.
Visitors of Margy Grindstaff Friday afternoon were Richard and Harriet Pieschl of Minneapolis and Edie and Eddy Holub.
From the Mayesville News — The Doyle Creek Brownie Scouts are planning a mud pie contest as part of the annual Doldrums of January celebration.
25 years ago
Jan. 9, 1986
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy D. Janzen, Burrton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Cynthia Denise Janzen, to David M. Gaines, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey M. Gaines of Peabody. The wedding is planned for April 12.
Irene Stovall spent Christmas week in Manhattan at the home of her sister.
Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord Maples hosted several dozen friends from Peabody and other cities in the area at an open house at their home New Year’s Day afternoon. The refreshment table featured a roasted pig.
Dorothy Smith was host to the Friday afternoon bridge club at her home last week. Mrs. Ross Baker and Mrs. John Berns were guests.
50 years ago
jan. 12, 1961
Hunters killed 10 coyotes in a hunt staged New Year’s Day, according to Wayne Guthrie.
A series of four deaths among Peabody citizens hit the community the past week. Services were held Sunday for Lehlia Wood, Tuesday for Frank Carney, and Wednesday for Fred Graham. Services will be held this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the Christian Church for Art Bentz, who passed away Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hedrick are the parents of a son weighing 11 pounds, 3 ounces born Jan. 5 at St. Luke Hospital.
100 years ago
jan. 12, 1911
Dr. E.H. Johnson has purchased the E.F. Davison home on Sycamore street. The doctor is to be congratulated on this as it is one of the finest homes in the city.
T.B. Townsend passed through Peabody Tuesday en route from his home in Zanesville, Ohio, to California.
Chester Parker, who has been the pianist at the Christian church, is ill at Immanuel hospital in Omaha, where he has had to undergo a second operation for appendicitis.
125 years ago
jan. 14, 1886
W.H. Sutphin sold to I.A. Shriver 600 steers, on Monday, which averaged 1,313 pounds each.
Quite a number of roads leading into the city have been badly blockaded by large snowdrifts.
W.H. Sutphin lost 5 cattle during the storm last week. They got in the creek and froze to death.
John Cushionberry lost a little boy 4 years of age, last week, with membranous croup.