days of yore
from our archives
Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
February 28, 2001
Middlecreek Mining Corporation of Peabody expanded Monday. The long awaited arrival of Middlecreek’s new truck created a stir for owners David and Frank Oursler and several of their 20 employees. “With this truck we can haul excavators in one piece — they don’t have to be disassembled.”
Vernon Slocombe, 88, a well known retired rancher and farmer, died Feb. 21 at Peabody Community Living Center.
Those planning to attend the Marion County Historical Society’s ethnic food tasting at the Morgan House in Peabody have until Friday to make reservations.
25 years ago
February 27, 1986
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wood and Amy of Paola spent Sunday with Mrs. Orlene Scrivner in Peabody.
Mr. and Mrs. Merle Skinner returned Feb. 21 from a month long visit with their son, Don, in Santa Ana, Calif. They traveled by Amtrak.
50 years ago
march 2, 1961
Five Peabody area hog men accompanied Peabody Co-op manager Erwin Pereboom to St. Louis this week to visit the Purina Research Farm. Those making the trip included Ross Mathias, Douglas Fisher, Harry Scrivner, and Raymond Schmidt.
Services were held for Emma Eberhard Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church. A former schoolteacher, Eberhard had lived in this part of Kansas since 1885 when she came with her parents at the age of 2.
The Athena Club met Thursday at the home of Gladys Heart. Mrs. James Crawford was co-host.
100 years ago
march 2, 1911
The band is planning a minstrel show.
John Eberle is recovering after several weeks illness.
Charles Good this week shipped his stock and household goods and moved his family to New Mexico.
Orlando Joliffe and Thomas Osborne were at the county seat Tuesday.
125 years ago
march 5, 1886
Garden seeds in bulk, also in papers, fresh and the very best varieties — also cane, millet, alfalfa, blue grass and seed oats at Davison and Co.
Guy Miller shipped a car of eggs to Chicago Sunday and another yesterday.
The measles are raging in the neighborhood but only one death reported so far.
Rev. Anna C. Porter preached at Elbing last Sunday evening.