Compiled from past issues
10 Years Ago
Feb. 23, 2000
Local Peabody farmers Warren and Phyllis Slocombe will receive a Banker’s Award from the Marion County Conservation District on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000 at the 54th annual meeting.
Last week, we experienced a few warm days, but that was just a taste of what is in store for us this week. Can you believe 60 or maybe even 70 degrees on Tuesday.
Friends honored Kelly Penner on Saturday with a baby shower at the Indian Guide Community Room. Kelly is a niece of Betty McAlister.
25 years ago
Feb. 21, 1985
Karen Entz, daughter of Arlene Entz, was named Queen of Courts and crowned at festivities during the Hesston-Peabody game last Friday night at Peabody High School.
The Harmony Circle of First Baptist Church met Wednesday, Feb. 13, with Mrs. Ruth Truax at Indian Guide.
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Windsor returned last Wednesday from a couple of weeks visiting in Florida.
50 years ago
March 3, 1960
The Peabody Chamber of Commerce has died, according to reports. The exact date of death is unknown, but he had been in very poor health for several years and recently took a turn for the worse.
Gene Ferguson underwent an appendectomy operation Saturday at Axtell Christian Hospital in Newton.
The new president of Peabody Parent Teachers Association is Mrs. Irvin McPheeters.
100 years ago
Feb. 24, 1910
For sale — extra fine Texas red seed oats. The yield last year was 62 bushels per acre — Roy Westbrooke. Phone 2403.
Dr. Ella Sutton and father, E.K. Sutton, went to El Dorado Friday for a short visit with friends.
The ladies of the Presbyterian Church will hold an apron bazaar and exchange next Saturday afternoon in Davison & Co.’s north storeroom.
125 years ago
Feb. 28, 1885
The closing exercises of the Summit school were held at the schoolhouse Friday, Feb. 20.
The new ceiling of the library building is a fine piece of work — hard pine, selected grain, put together in ornamental form and with a hard oil finish. A.K. Stewart, the contractor, showed considerable taste in the job.
W.F. Wakefield has opened out in the grocery business, at Duesler’s late stand.
The parties arrested here last week for selling whiskey plead guilty and were fined $100 and costs, while those arrested for gambling were fined $10 and costs. A grand jury has been empanelled and some effective work is expected from them. The mills of justice grind slowly, but occasionally somebody gets pulverized.