Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
feb. 16, 2000
The Peabody City Council hired Stephanie Lirley to be the new city treasurer.
Koni Jones reported Dr. Ruth Sherman will be leaving her practice in Peabody to go to work at Riverside in Wichita.
At the center, Monday, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Richter entertained the group with a medley of valentine songs.
25 years ago
feb. 14, 1985
Steve Glover and Beth Gaines participated in the MKL Piano Festival at Remington Jan. 19. Both students received a II rating.
The All Church Valentine Banquet at the Peabody First Baptist Church drew a large attendance Saturday evening, those who attended report.
The Roundhouse in Peabody City Park was burglarized sometime last month with several hundred dollars in tools and equipment stolen, but city police officers think they have the burglary solved and have already taken a suspect into custody, according to Chief Montgomery.
50 years ago
feb. 25, 1960
Abe Dalke of R1, Burns, passed away at Allen Memorial Hospital on Feb. 18 of a heart ailment. He was the father of LeRoy Dalke, a former resident of Peabody.
George Gamble died at his home Saturday. He was 67 years of age.
Lt. Ron Foote, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Baker, was killed at about 1 a.m. Wednesday morning in a crash of a jet plane near Albuquerque, N.M. The plane was flying on instruments in a snow storm making an approach to the field when the plane crashed 8 miles from the field.
100 years ago
feb. 17, 1910
Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Walden, Peabody pioneers, celebrated their golden wedding yesterday. The occasion was celebrated at the Walden home three miles west of town where the couple live on the same farm Mr. Walden bought in 1873.
The Boston Ideal Opera Company will play a return engagement at the opera house Saturday night, presenting “Said Pasha,” one of the funniest operas ever written.
Ashley Rood will sell 40 head of mules and horses March 8. Best lot yet.
125 years ago
feb. 19, 1885
Build your sidewalks — see notice from the city council.
A Martha Washington supper will be given by the ladies of the Lutheran Church on Monday evening, at their church. Oysters and other refreshments and various features of entertainment.
Gospel services will be held in the Presbyterian church each evening from now until their communion — the first Sabbath in March, except Saturday evening.