days of yore
from our archives
Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
February 7, 2001
Rebecca Ediger, formerly of Peabody, is the agent in charge of the Presidential Protection Division of the United States Secret Service. A native of Peabody and a graduate of Peabody-Burns High School, she is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milford Ediger of rural Peabody.
25 years ago
February 6, 1986
Ron Slaymaker, a native of Peabody and long time coach of the Emporia State University Hornets basketball team, has been named as one of the assistant coaches of the North team in the 1986 United States Olympic Festival this summer in Houston, Texas.
Windsor’s Corner Store completed their January closeout sale and locked their doors Friday evening. This week Towne and Country Clothing announced that they would begin a closeout sale Wednesday and continue until merchandise is completed. On the plus side, Stan and Jeanetta Farr announced that S and J Automatic Laundry was about ready for operation. They expect to get it open sometime next week.
Members of the Career Women’s Guild met Tuesday at Indian Guide Terrace with Dorothy Whisler and Eunice Whittecar serving as hosts.
50 years ago
February 2, 1961
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Slocombe have moved here from Manhattan and will make their home at 701 N. Olive St.
Mrs. Robert Morgan and daughter, Sarah Ann, of Burns were dismissed Sunday from St. Luke Hospital.
This week the Senior Spotlight is shining on Ronnie Lee Gaines. Gaines was born Jan. 19, 1943, in Newton.
100 years ago
February 9, 1911
The History Club will meet with Mrs. Mayer Feb. 17 instead of this week.
Orr Moffett came Friday from Louisville, Ky., for a few days with his parents.
Hedge posts and kaffir corn roughness for sale. J.A. Heagy.
The Braddock aid society is being entertained today by Mrs. R.D. Sands.
125 years ago
February 11, 1886
There was almost a fire at Lon Miller’s grocery store yesterday. It caught from the stovepipe in the upper story, but was discovered and extinguished before any serious damage was done. A similar case occurred at J.D. Catons the same morning.
While D.D. Perry was driving a cow through town on Monday the animal made a dash at F.C. Bush and his wife who were in the street at the time, and but for the quick movement of Mr. B in pushing his wife out of the way she could have been perhaps torn in pieces by the vicious beast. It was a narrow escape.
We are informed that the building lately occupied by the GAR has been rented for a billiard saloon. Now we hope the city council will not make any more concessions to such establishments. The city ordinance prohibited having a billiard saloon in either an upper story or a basement or allowing them to have curtains or blinds to screen the occupants from public view, but the city council repealed the clause relating to basements and since then the basement saloon has been the scene of many disturbances and it is alleged by some that liquors are sold there.