Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
jan. 19, 2000
A fire destroyed a garage and the back part of the house of Tim and Carol Peterson at 10:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at 512 Maple Street.
Nick Conquest was selected as the junior science student for the month of December.
Jeff Pohlman was sworn in Jan. 13 as Peabody’s new Chief of Police.
25 years ago
jan. 17, 1985
Early this week, Don Parrote, a full blooded Pottawatomi Indian who lives in Peabody, left for Peru to attend a meeting of South American “Spiritual Leaders and Indigenous Elders.” He is among about a dozen or so Native American spiritual elders who have been invited to be at this meeting.
The Athena Club met Jan. 10 at the home of Betty Walker with Alisa DePontier as co-host.
Genevieve Nonken was a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hartman Baker. She also visited in Newton with her sister, Irene Draper.
50 years ago
jan. 28, 1960
Don E. Pereboom lost control of his 1950 Dodge sedan Monday night near Antelope causing a wreck that completely demolished his vehicle.
Rex Jewell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jewell, was accidentally shot in the right forearm Sunday afternoon while hunting with two young friends north of town. Jewell, 12, was walking behind Larry Edmonds, 14, when Edmonds turned around and his .22 rifle discharged. Bradley Bartel was the third member of the party. Rex was treated for a forearm wound at Dr. Wood’s office and released.
Ron Slaymaker, a senior guard at Kansas State Teacher’s College, Emporia, was in the No. 1 spot among free throwers in last week’s small college listings, missing only three free throws in his first of tries.
100 years ago
jan. 20, 1910
Mr. and Mrs. John Jones, north of Peabody, have the sympathy of their friends in the loss of their daughter born to them Jan. 11 the little one living but about an hour.
Little George DuBois had quite an experience on Tuesday by falling into a cistern containing about three or four feet of water. Fortunately, his mother, with the help of neighbors, got him out unharmed excepting a few bruises.
Lee Francis Lybarger, in the lecture courses tomorrow night, is the best lecture in the course.
125 years ago
jan. 22, 1885
Lessons in French and German, given by A.B. Schroeder.
The music at the skating rink this week will be on Saturday evening, instead of Friday.
We don’t remember of such long continued cold weather before in any winter during our 14 years residence in Kansas.
James McKenzie has the contract for the cut stonework in the two new business houses to be erected by M.W. Graham and Dr. T.M. Huffman.