Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
March 1, 2000
Mark and Ginger Whitney, proprietors of the Peabody Lumber and Hardware Store in Peabody, invite everyone to stop in on Saturday and help them celebrate their first anniversary.
Chris Shaw, a Peabody-Burns senior, received a I rating for his performance in the KSHSAA Regional Piano Festival held at McPherson College.
Orlin L. “Red” Fleming died Feb. 17 in Peabody.
25 years ago
feb. 28, 1985
Jay Cook and Andy Shank are the mayoral candidates for the City of Peabody.
Bradley Goering and John Richenberg were in contention for State Farmer. Only 37 percent of the FFA members in Kansas will receive the award. Bradley made State Farmer and John Richenberg is an alternate.
Art Stalwitz was showing around a fabulous book of prairie birds and animals this week. The book features work by his nephew’s wife, Carolyn Stalwitz, of Dumas, Texas, a noted nature artist of that area.
50 years ago
march 10, 1960
A Kansas State University architectural student, Stanley J. Hansen, of Peabody, has been announced as a finalist for the 5000 Paris Prize in Architecture. The prize is the most coveted award of its kind in the nation today, according to Emil C. Fisher, head of the K-State Department of Architecture and Allied Arts.
Arthus L. Madsen, graduate student in the music department at Wichita University will be presented in a recital March 15 at 8:15 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center Hall.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon for Earl Fickerett, 42, who died of a heart attack Sunday afternoon in Richardson, Texas, where he lived. He is the son of Earl E. Fickerett of Peabody.
100 years ago
march 5, 1910
Thomas Brindley has bought the meat market business at the Red Front corner and will be pleased to see all who want to buy or sell good meats. Will aim to deal only in the best the season affords.
Mr. A. Lee is about to build a barn on his land south of the creek on land recently purchased from Mr. Kendall. He is preparing to set out large numbers of strawberries and other plants. They intend to make a specialty of that delicious fruit.
Willis Westbrook has purchased the residence property of Bread Slaymaker and will take possession on April 1.
125 years ago
march 17, 1885
Be sure to select your Easter hat at Mrs. Huffman’s opening May 15.
Sarah Bushmiller went Tuesday to Harvey, N.D., where she will set on a claim.
Don and Tom Harsh went the first of the week to Enid, Okla., where they will go duck hunting for several days.