Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
feb. 2, 2000
Larry Starkey was hired to be a full-time police officer for the city of Peabody Monday at the city council meeting.
Last week Peabody lost a citizen who surely was a local treasure, Tom Snavely.
Mrs. Pippin’s fourth-grade class held an art and social studies contest recently. After studying the Great Plains and plains states, students each chose one of the states and drew a scene depicting an interesting aspect of the state. Winners were Tabitha Carrol, Ryan Wiebe, and Nathan Bishop.
25 years ago
jan. 31, 1985
Herman Heyland of Wichita was a visitor this week at the home of his brother, Emil Heyland.
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Baker were hosts at a noon luncheon honoring Vivian Baker’s birthday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Cox returned the middle of the week after spending several days in Hawaii.
50 years ago
feb. 11, 1960
Peabody pulled an upset on the Marion Warriors Friday night by the score of 54-53. Art Paul counted the winning basket with 5 seconds to go on a layup after the Peabody High School team sucked Marion completely out of position.
Craig S. Stallwitz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Art Stallwitz, has been assigned a duty post at Wichita State University Army ROTC program. He is a 1956 graduate of Peabody High School.
Mrs. Giles Stagner and Cora Mae were dismissed and returned home Feb. 8.
100 years ago
feb. 3, 1910
Marion County Fair Feb. 25. Plan to go.
Dr. Axtell was up from Newton Friday to see Don Long who is now improving.
Noah Kornhaus’ rooster took second prize at the Wichita poultry show and would have been given first if it had weighed a few more ounces.
125 years ago
feb. 5, 1885
At the skating contest Friday evening, out of the 148 votes cast for best skaters, Bert Walker received 62, Ed Neal 39, scattering 47. The gold medal was awarded to Bert.
For delicious freshly prepared horseradish, call the Star Restaurant. We know it is good for we have tried it.
Dr. C.A. Flippin, the colored physician of Hillsboro, was married at his residence to Mabel Reed, of Diamond Creek, a white lady of much beauty, it was said, and a graduate, we learn, of the State Agricultural College.