days of yore
from our archives
Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
january 31, 2001
Roger and Wendy O’Neal and family have moved to Peabody from Newton. Roger is the new pastor at Peabody Bible Church.
Students from Peabody and Burns elementary schools celebrated Kansas’ 140th birthday. Activities included art and cooking classes and a presentation by Dr. Virginia Skinner on Kansas animals.
Lynnea Stucky, daughter of Dale and Molly Stucky formerly of Peabody and granddaughter of Dan and Alice Stucky of Peabody, is a member of the Extreme Athletics Dance Team.
25 years ago
January 23, 1986
Jennie Kieler will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Friday.
Capt. Fred Williams, son of Paul E. and Mary P. Williams of Peabody, has completed the Air Force Institute of Technology program and received a master’s degree in astronautical engineering.
A capacity crowd attended the covered dish dinner Tuesday at the senior center. The AGAPE senior choir from the Goessel Senior Center performed.
50 years ago
January 26, 1961
George Becker was in Kansas City Sunday attending the Lumberman’s Convention.
A new home for Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Newfield and family was started late last week on west Second Street near the city park.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Gillet are parents of a daughter, born Jan. 15. She weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces and has been named Janet Sue.
100 years ago
January 26, 1911
The Peabody High School basketball girls and many of their friends, accompanied by Miss Elida Hansen, principal, went to Marion Friday and played a game with Marion, the latter winning by 17-3.
Irvin Dohner has moved into the Gard property north of the Baptist church.
Workmen this week are putting in complete bathroom fixtures at the T.A. Slaymaker home over his drug store.
125 years ago
January 28, 1886
Charley Westbrook sold his wool last week to a buyer traveling in the interests of an eastern house. The price realized was 20 cents and the tip top price compared to all other wools.
Thinking of the needs of Peabody, we don’t know of a factory that would pay our people, especially the farmers, a greater actual benefit than a packing house.
Wm. Keller, of this township, had a surprise party at his house last Saturday evening, the present on the occasion was a pair of twins from his good wife — both girls.