days of yore
from our archives
Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
aug. 1, 2001
City council member Jay Cook resigned from his position July 31, because he is moving outside the city limits. Jeff Dunfield, Jon Gard, and Tammie Yoder spoke to the council and Steve Rose sent a letter to be considered for the vacated position.
Jason Rucker, a second year veterinary medicine student at Kansas State University, has been selected to participate in a summer research program. Rucker is a Peabody-Burns High School graduate.
Doyle Valley Farmers Market will have a community dinner Aug. 12 at Santa Fe Park.
25 years ago
july 31, 1986
Ed Slocombe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Slocombe of Peabody, has taken a position with a 4-H youth program in Lane County, Ore.
Gary Jones, Peabody High School faculty member, and student Beth Gaines will be attending the American Institute of Cooperation Education at the University of Tennessee.
A reception for Ruth Sherman, Peabody’s new doctor, was held Sunday afternoon at Peabody Memorial Nursing Home.
50 years ago
aug. 3, 1961
John Wolfersperger of Peabody was the winner of a pack of blankets given away July 15 by RCA Victor.
Mr. and Mrs. James South announce the birth of a son, Steven Clark, July 27 at St. Luke Hospital in Marion. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces.
Harry T. Scrivner returned home Wednesday from a two week stay in Hot Springs, Ark.
100 years ago
aug. 3, 1911
Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Herbert spent Monday in Emporia.
Amanda Dohner was operated on for a tumor at Axtell Hospital Tuesday and is reported doing well.
Ed Duval began work this week as superintendent of Prairie Lawn Cemetery, succeeding John Tucker.
125 years ago
july 27, 1886
One of our prominent stock men says, “Advise farmers to put up all the hay they can, for it will be high priced next winter.” And a great many others concur in his opinion. Some think hay will be double what its price is now.
Willis Westbrook started last Friday for a visit in Michigan where his wife is spending the summer. They will return in about a month.
Farmers who desire coal for thrashing engines should call at Waring and Lamb — opposite Grand Central Hotel. Prices lower than the lowest.