Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
may 31, 2000
Becky Ediger, secret service agent and Peabody alum, visited with Girl Scouts at Santa Fe Park early this week.
Pat Wood gave his usual good performance as Harold Wilcox, Peabody High School’s first male cheerleader, along with his history as a veteran who received a Purple Heart, and who has a memorial stone in Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
25 years ago
may 30, 1985
Silkworms are again being cultivated in the Peabody area. Kay Jones and Susan Good obtained their supply from Mary Truax of rural Peabody who has an experimental lot at her home.
A reception honoring the retirement of Alice Cooper, longtime member of the Peabody Elementary School faculty, drew a large crowd of local and out-of-town friends last Wednesday to the grade school.
50 years ago
june 9, 1960
The Boy Scouts met Monday. They elected officers: Bill Jacobs, quartermaster; Bruce Berns, scribe; Leroy Mosiman and Shreves Avery, assistant patrol leaders; and Wendell Gard, patrol leader.
Herman Hoberecht left May 25 for New Haven, Conn., where he has a job with Olin Mathieson Chemical Company.
Brock Baker arrived home from Baker University on Sunday and went to Wichita Monday where he will be employed at the Downing Mortuary for the summer.
100 years ago
june 2, 1910
W.N. Trumbo is putting in electric lights at his farm residence west of town.
Chocolate marshmallows, our own dip, 25 cents a pound for Saturday only at Cockley’s Bakery.
125 years ago
june 4, 1885
Farmers, beware of agents selling budded Russian apples for 50 cents each, as you can obtain better trees at home for 20 cents.
The closing exercises at the schoolhouse were held on Tuesday of this week. That evening the high school gave a public entertainment in the GAR Hall which was well attended.
Hot and cold baths — at Scott and Crowley’s shaving parlor.