Editor’s note: Gary and Marilyn Jones, residents of Peabody since 1960, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary Friday. The event coincides with the birthday of their grandson, Bret. Wishing them many more years of wedded bliss are their children and grandchildren: Mike and Tresa Jones and Bret, Seneca; Kelly Jones, Phoenix, Ariz.; Marc and Lynn (Jones) Hughes, Carney, Okla.; Chauncey Hughes and Connor Hughes, Honolulu, Hawaii; and Virginia Jones of Peabody, Gary’s 101-year-old grandmother.
Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Aug. 29, 2001
Darren Pickens, Peabody water superintendent, was injured Monday while putting chemicals in the chlorinator of the city pool.
Fordy and Marge Gray entertained family and friends Aug. 18 with a cookout supper at the Gray farm on Nighthawk Road.
LaVonne Ammeter was a Friday supper guest of Ronnie and Patti Gaines. They decorated wedding cakes.
25 years ago
aug. 28, 1986
A 1967 Chevrolet Impala owned by Mrs. Hazel McClave was stolen from her home at 808 Walnut. A battery was stolen from an auto owned by Fern Flint who lives at Indian Guide.
The microwave classes being offered in a 2 week class on Sept. 16 and 23 from 7:00-9 p.m., will be held at Lynn’s Farm Equipment in Marion. If you are interested in learning some basic microwave techniques, you will enjoy the class.
John Clausen and Pearl Watts were supper guests Friday evening at the home of Vern and Laura Slocombe.
50 years ago
Aug. 31, 1961
Miss Janet Jewell, the Peabody Kiwanis Club’s entrant in the County Queen contest at the County Fair in Hillsboro won first place in the swimsuit contest last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gard and daughter, Carol, spent last Thursday and Friday sightseeing at Lincoln, Nebraska and Shenandoah, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Janzen spent the weekend in Kansas City where they attended the Starlight Theatre and the ball game.
100 years ago
Aug. 31, 1911
The big demonstration train, the train that will portray the old and new methods of railroad travel and equipment will arrive in Peabody Sept. 19 from Emporia.
An enthusiastic Chautauqua meeting last Thursday night heard the annual report for 1911 showing a small net profit and unanimously resolved to hold Peabody’s Sixth Annual Chautauqua next year. The time selected is July 26 to Aug. 3.
J.C. Slaymaker left for several days’ outing in Colorado.
125 years ago
aug. 26, 1886
Mrs. C.E. Westbrook entertained a number of her friends at her residence last Saturday afternoon.
J.K. Sherwood’s little girl had a narrow escape last week from serious consequences of eating fly poison.
The Sons of Veterans will have a “Custer” literary programme at their regular meeting next Thursday evening.
W.E. Grayson is building a new house.