Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
june 13, 2001
Friday’s storm dumped several inches of rain on Peabody in less than an hour. About 4 inches of water backed up into the Peabody Veterinary Clinic at Second and Vine streets.
Mitchell Ridenour played basketball in summer basketball tournaments Friday through Sunday in Hutchinson and Nickerson. Mitchell and his siblings, Scott and Katelyn, spent the weekend with their grandmother, Joan Berns.
Harold Brooks, 76, died June 6 at Marion Manor, Marion.
25 years ago
june 12, 1986
Edith Brundage of Peabody is spending a week working at the Jaycees Cerebral Palsy children’s camp near El Dorado.
Beth Slocomb and Greg Topham have earned associate degrees from Hutchinson Community College.
Melinda Gaines received a master’s degree in education May 17 from Wichita State University.
50 years ago
june 15, 1961
Jerry Watts is taking a two-week summer training cruise aboard the USS Portage on Lake Michigan.
Peabody Historical Society was organized Monday evening. The principal purpose of the group will be the operation and improvement of the Peabody Museum in the old library building, which was moved and renovated with funds from a temporary county historical tax.
A site has been selected and the final approval from the FHA is nearing for a home for the elderly in Peabody. The chosen site is the current location of the DeForest Feed Mill east of the city water tower.
100 years ago
june 15, 1911
Moving pictures at the Opera House Saturday evening. Admission 5 and 10 cents.
Mrs. C.W. Bragunier is remodeling the interior of her residence.
Guy Davis of Kansas City was the guest of his fraternity brother, Percy Potter, at Hill Crest for a few days this week.
125 years ago
june 10, 1886
J.L. Thomas of Butler County, who makes a specialty of raising sweet potatoes, raised about $1,000 worth last year — a few fine examples of which were on exhibition at our State Fair. He expects a large crop this year.
The schools taught by Ed Lam and Hervey Hoyt will close this week with a picnic tomorrow afternoon, 3 miles south east of town.
We stated last week the large beautiful floral cross which was placed on the GAR cemetery lot was the contribution of Mrs. Loose but she says Mrs. J.H.C. Brewer is entitled to a large share of the credit.