days of yore
from our archives
Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
jan. 17, 2001
Members of the market gardeners group met for a program Monday evening at the Turkey Red Restaurant. Dan Nagengast of Wild Onion Farm near Lawrence presented slides and graphs of their growing operation.
Ashley Brewer, junior at Peabody-Burns High School, has been selected as a member of the Kansas Music Education Association Statewide Honor Choir. The choir will perform Feb. 24 at Century II Convention Center in Wichita.
The History Club met Jan. 12 at Turkey Red Restaurant. Joan Berns gave a humorous presentation of “So Blonde,” and “A Mother’s Letter to Her Son.”
25 years ago
jan. 16, 1986
The Witewater Dulcimer Company is now preparing dozens of dulcimers for the tourist season. The firm moved to Burns from Whitewater last May when Jack Bruner joined the company’s founder, Les Slaughter, as a partner. Employees working in the factory include Darlene Sacks of Peabody and Darla Neufeld, Alice Stucky, Susan Greene, and Keven Neufeld of Burns.
The Peabody FFA will host the South Central District Crops, Horticulture, and Entomology Contest in February. The Peabody horticulture team placed first in last year’s contest.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hicks were in Hope Saturday visiting Mrs. Hicks’ mother, Mathelda Blomenkamp.
50 years ago
jan. 19, 1961
The will of the late Lehlia Wood has given the city of Peabody and local hopes for a hospital or home a boost. Wood left the bulk of her estate, valued as high as $100,000, to the city for helping in construction and maintenance of such an institution.
Judy Loewen was crowned Queen of Courts Friday night during halftime ceremonies at the Peabody-Herington basketball game. Her attendants were Pat Pereboom and Janet Jewell.
Warren Slocombe is one of more than 400 Kansas State University students expected to complete requirements for a degree this month.
100 years ago
jan. 19, 1911
Found, near the Palisade, Jan. 11 — a lap robe. Owner call at the Gazette office and pay for this ad.
Blind Boone is headed this way again on his 31st annual tour. He will be in Marion Feb. 14.
Oyster supper at the Odd Fellows Hall tonight. Go and see the new building. It is worth your inspection and the oysters are worth your money.
125 years ago
jan. 21, 1886
Those fellows who spent Saturday building a sleigh have had a fine time since gliding over the “beautiful” with their best girl.
A young couple from Peabody attended a party at Mr. Heath’s, south of town, on Tuesday night and on the return home their horse ran away, ruthlessly dumping them out of the sleigh and leaving them to hoof it the rest of the way home but they reached home safely before day.
Mr. A. Schroeder, architect, has the thanks of this office for a fine drawing of the plans of G.W. Camp’s fine residence erected here last year. Anyone wanting the services of an architect should see these plans. Mr. Schroeder is a gentleman with whom it is a pleasure to do business.