Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
May 3, 2000
Peabody was just a bustling this weekend. What a day for garage sales, and so many of them to choose from.
The Peabody Clinic started operations May 1. Ruth Reed, ARNP, will be providing health care at the Peabody Clinic under the supervision of the Marion Family Physicians.
Bill and Shirley Krause attended an Earth Day observance in Jackson, Miss., on Easter Sunday.
25 years ago
may 2, 1985
Lynette Woodward, the top woman basketball player ever produced in Kansas, will be the speaker at the Peabody High School and Junior High Athletic Banquet next Thursday school officials announced.
Funeral services were held Saturday for Mrs. Ruth Allison, who died April 14. She was born on a farm northwest of Peabody on Aug. 30, 1896, to Edgar Ashely and Ida Bechtel Rood.
Chelle Allison, bride elect of Rick Cox, was honored at a bridal shower Sunday at the home of Pat Knust.
50 years ago
may 12, 1960
Among the 967 candidates for degrees at Kansas State University this June is Stanley Hansen. He will receive a degree in architecture.
The Peabody Chamber of Commerce met last Friday night with 23 members present. The Fourth of July celebration came in for discussion and a program committee was appointed to work on strengthening and improving the program of the celebration. The committee was Fred E. Highfill, Ed Nicklaus, and Erwin Pereboom.
The regular meeting of the Mother’s Club for the calendar year was held at the Hoyt residence Tuesday afternoon. Susan Davis was hostess, assisted by Mrs. G.B. Waltie and Mrs. D.M. Ward.
100 years ago
may 12, 1910
Last Wednesday at the pension day dinner, Mrs. E.W. Stephens was presented with a beautiful chafing dish and Mrs. B. Pickney, a traveling handbag, of which the WRC was the donor.
As work proceeds on tearing out the front of Davison and Co.’s double store, it is seen that this will be one of the biggest improvements ever made in the business section of Peabody. About a car load of stone and plaster has already been taken out in removing the middle wall, and now the red brick front is coming down.
Read the program of the band concert on page 2 and then go tonight. The best talent in the city is assisting. Why not you? (The program included “Lincoln Centennial March,” “For All Eternity” with flute obligato by Harry Christ, and a medley march “Jungle Town” by Theo. M.)
125 years ago
april 30, 1885
Tin types, photos, and crayon portraits — at the Studio.
The high school is going to have a May picnic.
Rev. Waltt and E.F. Davison have exchanged residences — Mr. W. moving to the older one, which has received a new coat of paint.