days of yore
from our archives
Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
February 21, 2001
Peabody-Burns High School held a Queen of Courts ceremony during halftime of the boys basketball game Friday. Vanessa Loewen and Ryan Windsor were named queen and king.
George Mauritz Evald Ax, 86, died Feb. 17 at the Peabody Community Living Center. He was born Sept. 18, 1914 in Braddock, Pa. His wife, Olive Lucille Ax., preceded him in death. He is survived by a daughter, Stephanie of Peabody; a grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
H. Milford and Donna Ediger will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a private dinner with family and friends Saturday in Newton.
25 years ago
February 21, 1986
Stephanie Albright, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Spangler, spent January touring Europe with the Bethel College choir.
Mr. and Mrs. Allan Conkle of Toledo, Ohio, spent the weekend at the home of Bernice Jessen, Mrs. Conkle’s mother.
Milton and Beth Holloway of Uniontown and their daughter and son-in-law Chris and Randy Koster of Wichita and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Jones met on Valentine’s Day for dinner at a restaurant in Wichita.
50 years ago
February 22, 1961
As the result of developments occurring last week, a new superintendent of schools will be administrating the Peabody system next year. Charles Kerr, who has been in the system eight years, resigned and principle John Nettleton was offered the position.
Ross Baker was named head of the Peabody celebration, planned for July 2 through 4, by Chamber of Commerce president John DeForest.
The Rev. Jim Cox of Marion Christian Church will be on the pulpit Sunday at Peabody Presbyterian Church. This is part of the Annual Ministerial Exchange carried out in Marion on Brotherhood Sunday. Rev. Jim Bass, who serves the Marion and Peabody Presbyterian churches, will conduct services at the Marion and Antelope Methodist churches.
100 years ago
February 23, 1911
Orlando Joliffe’s paper at the Wichita convention center told why Marion County likes concrete bridges. In the year 1909 the board of county commissioners became very dissatisfied with the pile bridges and cost of maintaining floors on the steel bridges.
Mrs. Ralph DeForest is ill.
Water meters are to be used in Peabody after April 1. Read the ordinance on page 1. If you want city water brought to your property, see Nonken and Son.
125 years ago
February 25, 1886
Miss Ella Reinoehe has changed for boarding place and pupils hereafter find her at J.P. Benford’s residence, just north of the Library where she has her piano and will give lessons as usual.
E.H. Hoyt and Son have purchased a coffee roaster and can furnish you with fresh roasted coffee, any day, Rio, Santos, Java, Mocha.
New sidewalk has been laid on Second Street by Dr. Seybold’s property. A.K. Stewart is enclosing his beautiful home with a neat fence.