days of yore
from our archives
Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
may 23, 2001
Indian Guide residents welcome Virgia Jones back. She has been in Carney, Okla., for three weeks with her granddaughter, Lynn Hughes, and family.
Misty Gray, daughter of Louis and L. Gray, and Mark Straub, son of Steven and Mary Klepper, of Great Bend were married March 17 at Trinity Methodist Church in Great Bend. Fordyce and Marjorie Gray of Peabody are the bride’s grandparents.
Marion Rosine attended graduation ceremonies for her daughter, Sheila Buller, May 12 at Friends University. A family and friends reception was held Saturday night at the Buller home.
25 years ago
may 22, 1986
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Smith and Brian, and Shana Maples went to Manhattan Friday to attend graduation at Kansas State University. The Smith’s son-in-law, David Rolfe, received his doctor of veterinary medicine degree and was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant in the Army.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Minard of Peabody will celebrate their 40th anniversary with an open house June 1 at Potwin Christian Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Doug Gillet and David hosted a buffet luncheon Sunday for John’s graduation.
50 years ago
may 25, 1961
A.W. Blackmur died May 18, he was born in New Jersey in 1866, and came to live in the Peabody area when he was 5 years old. Survivors include his wife and two daughters, Alice Litton and Ethel Manahan.
The Peabody Warriors half-mile relay team won first in the Class B State Tournament in Wichita last week with a time of 1 minute, 33.1 seconds. The team is Harold Johnson, Bill Pereboom, Charles Ward, and Gary Harper.
Minnie Carr spent Saturday in Wichita at the home of her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Will Slaymaker.
100 years ago
may 25, 1911
Two-hundred people or more came out to see the baseball teams practice. The whole town is interested in this series of Sunday school championship games, which are to be played on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 6:15.
Cole and Roberts Railroad Shows will exhibit at Peabody Monday, May 29. Some of the things you will see are: the only educated llama in the U.S., Prof. Lereig’s performing elephants, and Prof. Buckley’s untamable lions.
Misses Mildred and Marion Westbrook visited this week in Elbing.
125 years ago
may 20, 1886
G.W. Camp has his house completed and Pecare, the painter, has done his work to compare with the fine carpenter work. It is an elegant dwelling. A.K. Stewart was the contracting carpenter and John Condit, the plaster. The painter finished the inside with “hand oil finish” and the outside in four colors; the doors in cherry and mahogany.
The school Ben Case has been teaching for three months, five miles northwest of town, will close tomorrow.
There is a lengthy proposal for building a GAR Hall.