days of yore
from our archives
Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
march 21, 2001
Cory Foth has made his passion for art and wildlife into an award-winning part-time business. Love for the outdoors and the wildlife in it gives the owner of Doyle Creek Taxidermy his growing reputation.
Harold Lemoine Ewert, 84, died March 17 at Peabody Community Living Center.
The engagement of Stefanie Sharp and Jason Rucker is announced by their parents Dwight and Jeanie Sharp of Arkansas City and Jimmy and Dorothy Rucker of Peabody.
25 years ago
March 20, 1986
Mary Olson, 44, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Stucky of Peabody, died Monday at a Kansas City hospital. Olson apparently suffered a cerebral hemorrhage early Saturday morning at her rural home.
Harry E. Embree, former resident of Peabody, died Friday at Independence. Embree was one of about a dozen surviving veterans of the Spanish-American War and the last one in Kansas.
Cynthia Kirkpatrick and Jeffrey Holt exchanged vows Feb. 15 at Peabody United Methodist Church. The Rev. W.H. Nelson officiated the ceremony.
50 years ago
March 23, 1961
Peabody Parent Teacher Association met Monday evening in the Brown Building. Mrs. Irvin McPheeters presided during the business session. T.J. Knust was named president for the coming year.
Nina Draper attended sessions of the Kansas Cosmetologists Sunday and Monday at the Broadview Hotel in Wichita.
Barbara Hodges entertained Tuesday evening honoring the fifth birthday of her daughter, Dorry.
100 years ago
March 23, 1911
The little orphans who were distributed among our citizens were very fortunate in getting the best of homes. Wes Nusbaum took a boy and girl; Ferd Funk, Mrs. Van Ostrand, Mrs. Orrin Weimer, and others in town opened their hearts and homes. One big-hearted man from the country, Mr. Frobenius, took three in order that the three little ones of one family might be kept together.
The Aulne Busy Cash store, with John Gaede, proprietor, will have an opening day Saturday.
125 years ago
March 25, 1886
The IOOF Band will give a concert at Butler Hall tomorrow evening to raise funds for the band uniforms, etc. Admission 25 cents.
Thos. Brindley returned from Kansas City yesterday morning where he had been with some fat cattle. He says everything was at a standstill there, the workmen being gathered in crowds at the Union Depot and freight yards waiting for instructions to go to work.
The well for the city water works is finished and is 34 feet deep from the surface of the ground, and is built 2 feet above the surface, making 36 feet of the wall. The water is some 11 or 12 feet deep and flows in very fast when drawn out.