Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Dec. 15, 1999
Sophomore Grant Klingenberg, trombone, was selected to perform in honor band and sophomore Ashley Brewer was selected to perform in honor choir at the Southwestern District Honor event held Dec. 4 at Wichita State University.
Jim Martin picked up a tabletop paper cutter for the Peabody Printing Museum Monday in Topeka. The cutter was donated to the museum by Johnny Tarrant who operates Quik Print in Topeka.
Many people attended the Peabody Senior Center on Dec. 9 to hear Roberta Seibel, the Musical Saw Lady, and Edie Miller perform.
25 years ago
dec. 13, 1984
Warren Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Taylor of Peabody, has had a work accepted and honored with an award at the National Watercolor Society in connection with its annual convention. This is the fifth consecutive award for Taylor.
Jim Holm, a senior from Peabody, received several honors following his participation on the Emporia State Hornet football team this year. Holm has been a standout defensive for the past two years following a fine junior college career.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hanneman will celebrate their 50th anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 16 at the United Methodist Church, 403 N. Sycamore.
50 years ago
Dec. 24, 1959
Karen Heath, John Jacobs, Kent Covall, Brock Baker, and Kenny Guthrie arrived home Friday from Baker University to spend the Christmas holidays with their parents.
The Moffett Standard Service Station at Second and Olive streets changed hands this week, with Charles Moffett selling his interests to Fred “Bud” Cullins. Moffett has operated the station since 1934.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack DeForest and daughters, Debra and Denise, arrived Tuesday from Granville, Ohio, to spend the Christmas holidays with Mr. and Mrs. John DeForest and Mr. and Mrs. Alex Stratman of Hillsboro.
100 years ago
dec. 16, 1909
Holly for Christmas, with the red berries, at Huguenin’s, where you get the best Christmas meats.
One hundred eighty-eight Japanese dollies, worth five cents, special Saturday three cents. Twenty dozen men’s initial handkerchiefs 15 cents, two for 25 cents. One hundred twenty 10-pound gallon cans of fancy apples, regular 40 cents value, Saturday 30 cents. Tucker and Griffiths Mercantile Co.
Fresh peanut candy, 15 cents a pound or two pounds for 25 cents next Saturday at Cockley’s Bakery.
Just think of it — a set of solid silver teaspoons at Haupt’s for $3.50. How can that be?
125 years ago
dec. 11, 1884
The grandest event of the season in Peabody was the grand dance carnival last Friday evening at the skating rink. The music by our city band is good and adds a pleasant variety to the times and movements of the skaters. A few of the masqueraders were Helen Hoyt, a Jewish girl; Fanny Slaymaker, Quakeress; Jacob Shank, Indian chief; and Fred Funk, a plumed knight.
Dr. Churchill of Indianapolis is visiting Mrs. E.H. Kollock. She is thinking of locating in Newton, for practice.
Exports from Peabody last week were six cases of wheat, three of oats, two of hay, two of cattle, two of hogs, and one of flour and feed.