Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Sept. 5, 2001
Dr. Charles and Mrs. Ward of Chapel Hill, N.C., Helen Cooper Ward of Burlingame, Calif., and Mr. and Mrs. George Cooper of Tonganoxie were visitors of Joan Berns on Thursday.
Oran Graham is recovering at Newton Medical Center after a farm accident last Thursday left him with two crushed vertebrae.
Peabody Kiwanis has been working to repair and paint the playground equipment at the Peabody City Park.
25 years ago
Sept. 4, 1986
The former Sunflower Café on Highway 50 will be reopening in a few days under the proprietorship of Charlene Shaft of Hillsboro.
Beth and Polly Gaines of Peabody were among those who helped at the dedication of the memorial to farmers Monday at the Agriculture Hall of Fame near Bonner Springs.
Enrollment at Peabody and Burns schools remains steady this year — total enrollment as of Tuesday was 415.
50 years ago
Sept. 7, 1961
Postmaster Charles Slaymaker is apparently making a swift and satisfactory recovery from a stroke which he suffered at his home shortly before noon Monday.
Funeral service will be held today at 2:30 for Mrs. Arthur Shriver, who passed away this week. She was 76 years of age.
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Kellum moved to their new home at 306 Locust.
100 years ago
Sept. 7, 1911
S.I. Tibbins and family, Ed Johnston and family, and Percy Nichols, Charles Runyon, and Clyde Klose went to Wichita by auto last Thursday to attend Buffalo Bill’s show.
One of the most enjoyable evenings this season was the tackey party given by Miss Eunice House Friday at the hall formerly used by the GAR for her visiting friend, Miss Eva Peace. The prizes for the tackiest dressed lady and gentleman were awarded to Miss Fay Stutler and Lee Isaacs.
The Twentieth Century Club which holds its first meeting of the season tomorrow with Mrs. Bonesteel has issued its 11th Year Book.
125 years ago
Sept. 2, 1886
Messrs Scott Bros. and Findley expect to open up here in the banking business about Oct. 1st.
Some flue plans for the city building have been on exhibition at Prescott and Co. during the past week.
Wm. Ireland is building a good shop on 2nd Street next door west of Pecare and Co.’s paint shop.