Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
oct. 29, 2003
Former curator of the Peabody Print Museum, Bill Jackson, 86, died Sept. 30, 2003.
Prairie Arts Association of Burns announces the opening of an enclosed Arts and Crafts Mall at 10 a.m. on Nov. 8.
Tony Gaines was guest of honor Oct. 19 during a cookout at the rural home of Dave, Cyndi, and Ryan Gaines. The occasion was Tony’s 80th birthday. Marcia and Larry Cooper of Madison, Wisconsin co-hosted the event.
25 years ago
nov. 3, 1988
A ring lost for 30 years has been found, in a story that is truly “Stranger Than Fiction.” At their wedding on Oct. 23, 1948, Marshall and Marie Pierce exchanged gold wedding bands. Somewhere along the way, Marshall’s ring was lost and when a diligent search failed to find it the Pierces assumed it was lost forever. This year, on Oct. 23, the Pierces observed their 40th wedding anniversary and received an unexpected surprise. While working in their former home in Peabody and replacing a bathroom window, Marshall observed an object had fallen to the floor from the upper window area — the missing wedding ring!
The Peabody-Burns Board of Education will have the responsibility of picking a new treasurer when they hold their Nov. meeting on Nov. 9. The present treasurer, Vicki Cook, has been named board clerk to replace the retiring Muriel Wolfersperger.
Sharon Rosalyn Carson and Robert E. Van Buskirk were united in marriage at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7 in the lower lobby of Peabody Memorial.
50 years ago
oct. 31, 1963
Peabody’s new bowling alley comes closer to completion each week and the time when the pins will start falling is only weeks away.
Dan Klein, Bill Avery, and Tom Hett of Marion came home from Doland, South Dakota mid-week after hunting pheasants there over the weekend.
The Peabody High School Band, directed by Duane Snyder, attended Band Day at Kansas State Teacher’s College in Emporia.
100 years ago
Oct. 29, 1913
Charles Marsh has graded the street just north of the Santa Fe station so that the stone curbing is again visible and the gutter caries water as originally intended.
The palatial home of Wm. Snyder was the scene of a hot time last week, judging from the amount of smoke that crept out from the partially opened windows and doors. It was a smoker given by Art Gray for a number of friends. Some of the finest “Hot Tamales” ever made were served and the order of the evening was cards and cigars.
125 years ago
oct. 26, 1888
For two weeks, or until further notice, I will sell meat at four to ten cents per pound, the very best at 10 cents. These prices will, of course, be strictly for cash. —A. Dietrich.
The four-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Smith died Tuesday evening and was buried yesterday. Several months ago, the boy ate concentrated dye and has been quite weak.
J.M. Bechtel, of the famous Bee Hive Grocery, was in Wichita last Wednesday night.