days of yore
from our archives
Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
may 30, 2001
The class of 1951 met Saturday afternoon at the senior center to renew friendships and bring one another up to date. They noted they were the first class to take a senior trip. They went to Florida and stayed in gymnasiums and motels. One member of the group remembered they cut kafir corn to raise money for the trip.
Traditional roles were reversed when five of Marvin Warkentine’s grandchildren attended his graduation. Warkentine completed the state exam and requirements last June for his GED. They ceremony was held May 18 at the First United Methodist Church in Newton.
Services for Harry Hanneman, 88, who died May 24 in Edmond, Okla., will be Saturday at Peabody United Methodist Church. A former Peabody resident, he owned Keller’s Clothing in Peabody.
25 years ago
May 29, 1986
Bertha Seibel, 87, died May 20, she was the mother of Wallace Seibel of Peabody.
Jill White of Peabody was the winner of the John Chandler Award for outstanding work on the University of Kansas Daily Kansan. She received her degree at a commencement ceremony earlier this month.
Mr. and Mrs. Graeme Glaser entertained a group of 24 relatives Sunday to celebrate their children’s graduations. Curt Glaser graduated with honors in agricultural economics from Kansas State University and Dawn Glaser was salutatorian of her Peabody High School class.
50 years ago
june 1, 1961
Gary Harper was valedictorian and Kay Schiffner was the salutatorian of the Peabody High School graduating class.
Four Peabody women have gone for a three-week tour of Europe. Those in the group are Mrs. W.M. Mason, Mrs. G.P. Potter, Mrs. John DeForest, and Mrs. Hartman Baker.
The Rev. Giles Stagner will return to Peabody as minister of First United Methodist Church for another year.
100 years ago
june 1, 1911
Mrs. Helen Walton has pneumonia.
Do not by Shallu sorghum cane seed. It is a fake and yields less than kaffir corn.
The Ford Model T Runabout — a thing of beauty and a joy forever — only $786. Ask E.A. Walden about it.
125 years ago
may 27, 1886
One hundred thirty buggies and 72 wagons are reported by the assessor as being owned in Peabody March 1. Pretty good for a town of only 400 families.
The first strawberries we have had this season were left at the office by E.R. Worthington — the “Sharpless” variety; size 5½” in diameter. Who can beat it?
The Florence baseball 9 played a match against Peabody on Saturday last and, as usual, were beaten 28-3.