days of yore
from our archives
Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
june 6, 2001
The board of directors and employees of Peabody State Bank celebrated Shreves Avery’s 25th anniversary with the bank May 24.
The 1880s Main Street sign has been installed on the south side of U.S. 50 east of Coach Light carwash.
Bernie Vestring was joined by cowboys from three counties in a roundup to pen his herd.
25 years ago
june 5, 1986
Robert Klein of San Jose, Calif., left Thursday after spending a week visiting his mother, Justine Klein.
Willard and Earlene Hague of rural Marion will celebrate their 40th anniversary with an open house June 14 at their home.
Mrs. Hartman Baker hosted an afternoon party Saturday to celebrate Hartman’s 80th birthday.
50 years ago
june 8, 1961
Mrs. Robert Wood was re-elected to the first position on the Peabody Board of Education. John Heath won the second position.
The Presbyterian church will observe its 90th anniversary Sunday with events all day.
Edna Mae Ewert, who teaches at Idaho Falls, Idaho, arrived Sunday to spend the summer with her mother, Anna Ewert.
100 years ago
june 8, 1911
The postponed game last Thursday between the Methodist and Christian teams was the classiest kind of baseball, neither side scoring until the sixth inning when the Methodists got the first run of the game. Attendance about 260. Score: Christians 0 – Methodist 6.
The Presbyterian team defeated the Lutherans in one of the hardest fought ball games ever played on these grounds. Presbyterians 7 – Lutherans 5. Attendance 350.
The coming Chautaugua will begin August 4 and close August 13. The Chataugua has each year proved a great attraction and very successful financially.
125 years ago
june 3, 1886
Blind Boone, this wonderful musical prodigy who has appeared twice in Peabody before to large and highly pleased audiences, will return one night only June 26 at Butler Hall.
Our city needs a good hall, stage, and scenery to make any play show properly.
Charly Rathbone sold his fine team of geldings last week, in Wichita, for $800.