days of yore
from our archives
Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Aug. 15, 2001
Ralph and Haroldene Hicks will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 26, at an open house 2 to 4 p.m. in the Peabody Senior Center.
Jennifer Wilson has joined Hoch Publishing staff as a full-time reporter-photographer.
Tammie Yoder was sworn in at city council meeting Monday night. She was selected to fill the vacancy left by Jay Cook’s resignation.
25 years ago
Aug. 14, 1986
Peabody Junior High student Jason May has graduated after successfully completing the “future astronaut program” at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Discovery Center in Hutchinson, the Center reports this week.
Ross Baker of Peabody suffered severe injuries to both feet last week when he fell while cleaning eave troughs on the second floor of the Baker house. He landed on his feet on a cement sidewalk.
Sharon Decker and daughters, Daniele and Carissa, were guests of the LaVerne Deckers on Sunday.
50 years ago
Aug. 17, 1961
Open house at the new office of Dr. R.D. Wood, located at 707 N. Maple, was attended by more than 100 friends who called during the afternoon.
Ron Slaymaker, former Peabody High School sports star, has been named the head coach in football, track, and basketball at Roosevelt High in Emporia.
Mrs. N.H. Poe returned from Miami Beach in Florida last week with another handful of ribbons won by dolls from her excellent collection.
100 years ago
Aug. 17, 1911
Bennie Wilson Miller, grandson of W.H. Wilson, was seriously injured while trying to walk the iron fence round the Public Library yard Saturday afternoon by falling on one of the pickets which punctured his abdomen in two places and even with prompt medical attention he was in critical condition for some time but is a little better at this writing.
Mrs. O.J. Roberts and Miss Mary Hall went Tuesday to Kansas City where Mrs. Roberts will get millinery goods.
J.L. Napier and J.C. Nicholson came over from Newton yesterday morning to accompany westward Mr. Williams, the man who is writing up the Santa Fe trail for the magazines.
125 years ago
Aug. 12, 1886
W.H. Morgan is spending several days this week in Osage City with his IOOF brothers.
W.E. Jennings sold his farm in Clifford township last week to I.A. Shriver and A.A. Wheeler.
Comfort, this warm weather, can be obtained cheaply by procuring a hammock — at PO Bookstore.
J.S. Schroeder is building a good barn.