days of yore
from our archives
Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
April 4, 2001
Kevin Ensminger was elected mayor of Peabody Tuesday during the city election.
Tom and Lisa Clark of rural burns adopted three wild mustangs.
Visitors of Betty Manka Friday were Roy Manka, Waunita Scrivner, Virgie Jones, Marion Philpot, and Joan Berns. Betty is at Newton Medical Center recuperating from hip surgery.
25 years ago
April 3, 1986
Patricia Cullen Ketchum of Peabody was noted in the “Bookends” column of the Wichita Eagle-Beacon as an award winner for her story on Mikrokosmos Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Vern Slocombe returned home Monday from Pharr, Texas.
Marc and Lynn Hughes returned last Saturday night from a vacation trip to Reno and Lake Tahoe, Nev. They spent a week skiing and visiting the casinos.
50 years ago
april 6, 1961
A record number of voters turned out Tuesday in Peabody. The majority voted in favor of building a swimming pool this summer in Peabody.
Leslie Collins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Collins, was chosen to be the Peabody delegate in the Odd Fellows United Nations Youth Tour next summer.
Piano pupils of Mrs. E.M. Greene will present a recital April 11 at the Baptist Church. Those participating include Jane Wohlgemuth, Virginia Skinner, Joyce and Steven Robinson, Kita and Geraldine Loewen, Judy Seibel, Carol Gard, Sylvia Jost, Judy Slocombe, and Charles Grimwood.
100 years ago
April 6, 1911
Orr Moffett, who is attending school at Lawrence, has been ill the past week with diphtheria.
John Slocombe left Monday for Panhandle, Texas, to get cattle.
For sale — the Lutheran parsonage, Sycamore street opposite Methodist church. Seven rooms and kitchen, four down, three up. Good well and large cistern. Healthiest location in Peabody — between two doctors. See any member of the committee — W.H. Sutphen, E.R. Worthington, or Geo. Fuhrmeister.
125 years ago
April 8, 1886
There was a cook in Peabody,
And she was wondrous wise,
She bought some Compressed yeast,
And caused her bread to rise.
And when she saw how nice it was,
Declared with might and main,
That Compressed was the only yeast
she would ever use again.
For sale at the Globe Grocery.
W.H. Olin, who has been teaching in northern Butler County during the past winter, goes soon to Manhattan to take a special course at the State Agricultural College. W.H. is a very progressive teacher, has been very successful in his profession and has many friends in this vicinity.